|For exact distances between stations, see my useless statistics page|
|Trains heading for Beckton leave Poplar station using the most northerly of the
four tracks, trains from beckton arrive on the most southerly track. After leaving
Poplar, the trains climb a viaduct over the stratford tracks and continue as an
elevated railway to Blackwall station, a simple viaduct station with two
side-platforms. The next stop is East India, a 3-level station with platforms at
high level, and a walkway at intermediate level connecting the two platforms to
the East India development to the north. There are escalators
and lifts to all levels.
|East-India station, click for full-size
||A train crossing the meridian line|
|Right after East India station the trains cross the meridian line.
The next station on the line is Canning Town, a 3 level station with
connections to the north London Railway and the extended Jubilee line.
The DLR part of canning town station opened the 5th of march 1998. Both the
Canning Town station and Jubilee line extension are still under construction.
Royal Victoria and Custum House are the next two ground level stations before
the trains start climbing the Connaught Viaduct with Prince Regent station
at the beginning. The station has an extra wide single platform and staircase.
The trains continue via Royal albert station, a viaduct station with two side
platforms, to Beckton Park and Cyprus. Both stations are identical and build
under elevated roundabouts. There's a footbridge over the tracks but underneath
the roundabout connecting the two platforms.
|The new Canning Town station, click for full-size
|I'm sorry there's no train in the picture, i was told to leave the station while adjusting my camera so all i managed to shoot was this picture. A daylight shot of Canning Town station
taken by Alan Reekie on the 10th of october 1998 can be found below.
|After Cyprus station the trains turn northwards to the elevated Gallions Reach
station which is identical to Royal Albert station, passing the Beckton depot
to the east of Gallions Reach station. The line continues to the nort west to
terminate at Beckton station, a single island platform station with a ramp and
staircase to street level.
|Canning town station with the millenium dome in the background. Click for full size||
|The Beckton terminus, click for full-size