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Pontoon Dock DLR station

 

Pontoon Dock DLR station

Pontoon Dock is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Silvertown in east London, which is on the Woolwich Arsenal branch, opened on 2 December 2005. It is located in the east of Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, in the redevelopment zone known as Silvertown Quays, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Location 2
  • Connections 3
  • Services 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Originally DLR trains from ExCeL centre.

Location

The track through Pontoon Dock parallels the (A1020) North Woolwich Road, and gives excellent views to the south across the Thames Barrier Park of the Thames Barrier.[1] Pontoon Dock station is near the small eponymous quay and the Barrier Point residential complex,[1] but much of its neighbourhood consists of industrial estates, notably that of Brunner Mond, where the infamous Silvertown explosion occurred and where there is now a small memorial.[1]
A crossover at Pontoon Dock allows trains to reverse in service disruptions.

Connections

London Buses route 474 and school route 678 serve the station.

Services

The service interval through Pontoon Dock between Bank, in the City of London and Woolwich Arsenal is ten minutes off peak. In peak hours, this decreases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.

References

  1. ^ a b c Pontoon Dock local area map Transport for London Retrieved 2008-11-02

External links

  • Street map of Pontoon Dock DLR station from multimap.com
  • Pontoon Dock DLR station page
Preceding station   DLR   Following station


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