Search

Pudding Mill Lane DLR station opens to public

20:12 28 April 2014

A DLR train pulls in to the new Pudding Mill Lane station which opened to the public today. Pic: John Zammit.

A DLR train pulls in to the new Pudding Mill Lane station which opened to the public today. Pic: John Zammit.

Archant

Work has finished on the new Pudding Mill Lane train station, opening up a new connection to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The new Pudding Mill Lane DLR station sits next to Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkThe new Pudding Mill Lane DLR station sits next to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Transport for London (Tfl) has claimed the new station will deliver better reliability and more capacity along the Dockland’s Light Railway (DLR) line which runs from Stratford to Lewisham, passing through Canary Wharf.

It is expected an extra 1,100 passengers per hour will be supported on the railway thanks in part to the “double-tracked” rails that help link it to the wider DLR network.

TfL’s DLR director, Rory O’Neill, said: “The new station at Pudding Mill Lane will be a great asset to commuters, local residents and to visitors to this part of the capital.

“With the largest capacity on the DLR network the station will provide excellent access for people travelling to new entertainment venues in the area and to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

The station opened to the public for the first time today.

The Pudding Mill Lane station project was undertaken with Crossrail which has moved the location of the previous station to make room for a tunnel portal for one of its new lines.

From the end of 2018, Crossrail trains will emerge from the new tunnels at Pudding Mill Lane and join existing rail lines through northeast London to Essex.

Latest News Stories

Fri, 18:12
The asbestos rubbish fly-tipped by Tooray

The suspended sentence handed to a man who dumped asbestos in a busy East Ham street has been criticised by a councillor.

Fri, 17:40
Mohammed Yasser Afzal

The father of murdered Mohammed Yasser Afzal has said he will never be able to find forgiveness for his son’s killer.

Fri, 17:00
The Docklands Light Railway will be affected between Stratford and Bow Church.

If you are looking to travel through Stratford this weekend then it is advised that you check travel alerts as there are planned disruptions in the area.

Cambridge
Fri, 16:09
Mohammed Yasser Afzal was murdered at E20 cars in Stratford

Warning: The contents of this video may be distressing

Mohammed Yasser Afzal

Most read news

Competitions

Pop on the most stylish eyewear around from Specsavers.

London eyecare specialists Specsavers are offering London24 readers the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend on stylish eyewear in the city.

Read more
Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder