Abbey Road DLR station

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Abbey Road
Docklands Light Railway
Abbey Road stn south entrance.jpg
South entrance on Abbey Road, soon after opening
Abbey Road is located in Greater London
Abbey Road

Location of Abbey Road in Greater London
LocationWest Ham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Fare zone3

31 August 2011Opened[1]

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Abbey Road
Docklands Light Railway
Abbey Road stn south entrance.jpg
South entrance on Abbey Road, soon after opening
Abbey Road is located in Greater London
Abbey Road

Location of Abbey Road in Greater London
LocationWest Ham
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Fare zone3

31 August 2011Opened[1]

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′55″N 0°00′14″E / 51.532°N 0.004°E / 51.532; 0.004

Abbey Road DLR station is a Docklands Light Railway station in the West Ham neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England. It is located on the Stratford International extension of the Docklands Light Railway.[2]

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History

The station is built on the original route of the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway which opened between Stratford and Canning Town stations in 1846. The line became part of what is now known as the North London Line in 1979. The Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway had four tracks over this section of route. The western pair were redeveloped as part of an extension to the London Underground's Jubilee Line in 1999 and the eastern pair, which carried the North London Line service, were cut back at Stratford in 2006. The tracks were converted for use as part of the Docklands Light Railway and the station was constructed with two platforms.

Design

Platforms looking north, soon after opening.

Abbey Road station utilises a simple platform setup with two tracks.[3] At the southern section of each platform are lifts and stairs for access to a skybridge to connect the two platforms. The eastern end of this bridge has a concourse that runs to the northern side of Abbey Road, where passengers can exit the station.[3] The Jubilee Line passes through this station but does not have platforms here.

Location

The area between Canning Town and Stratford has been identified for major regeneration and new development as part of the Lower Lea Valley. The street that it serves is named after the nearby Stratford Langthorne Abbey.

The station is nowhere near the other, better-known Abbey Road of Beatles fame, which is located in Westminster, with the celebrated zebra crossing near St John's Wood tube station. Signs directing travellers to the right station are posted, complete with references to The Beatles' hits.[4]

Services

Off-peak, trains run every ten minutes to between Stratford International to the North and Beckton to the South. In the peak hours trains run every eight minutes between Stratford International and Woolwich Arsenal.[5]

References

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