Beckton Park DLR station
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Location of Beckton Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||Docklands Light Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|DLR annual boardings and alightings|
|2008–09||11px 0.326 million|
|2010–11||11px 0.309 million|
|Original company||Docklands Light Railway|
|28 March 1994||Opened|
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Beckton Park DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in the Docklands area of east London. The station is located by the north quay of the Royal Albert Dock (though no foot access is possible). The station is opposite Beckton District South Park, which is open space leading to housing in South Beckton.
The station is unmanned, like most DLR stations. There are two automated machines (one on each opposing platform, separated by a central footbridge) for purchasing tickets using cash or cards, and also providing facilities to examine and top up Oystercards. There are three Oystercard readers — one on each platform between the ticket machines and a set of stairs, and a more recently added third reader at the approach to the station’s connecting footbridge (thus, due to the position, this newer Oyster reader’s pad is protected from rain).
Along with neighbouring Cyprus station, Beckton Park station is of an unusual design. Between the two stations, the DLR runs in the median of a major highway built at the same time as the railway. The stations are located at highway intersections which take the form of roundabouts. On the approach to the roundabout, the road rises slightly whilst the railway dips slightly; the station is therefore situated in a cutting, under the centre of the elevated roundabout, with pedestrian access at surface level under the elevated roadways and arched over the railway.
It is the most lightly used station on the DLR.
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Looking east towards Beckton
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Looking west towards London
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Signage on westbound platform
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