Royal Victoria Dock
The Royal Victoria Dock is the largest of three docks in the Royal Docks of east London, now part of the redeveloped Docklands. The Royal Victoria Docks are 14 kilometres from London Bridge, 36 kilometres from Gravesend, were designed and engineered by George Parker Bidder. Although the structure was in place in the year 1850, it was opened in 1855 on a uninhabited area of the Plaistow Marshes, it was the first of the Royal Docks and the first London dock to be designed to accommodate large steam ships, it was the first to use hydraulic power to operate its machinery and the first to be connected to the national railway network via the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway section of what is now the North London Line. It was known as "Victoria Dock"; the dock was connected to the national rail network via a line which ran between Canning Town and North Woolwich. When the Royal Dock was first built the railway cut along the docks; this however slowed down journey time, so a new line was built in 1855 to take the route around the north side of the dock to Silvertown, a station at Custom House opened where it re-connected with the original line.
The older southern line was kept to serve local factories, where it was known as the Silvertown Tramway. The Royal Victoria Dock consisted of a main dock and a basin to the west, providing an entrance to the Thames on the western side of the complex; the dock was indented with four solid piers, each 152 m long by 43 m wide, on which were constructed two-storey warehouses. Other warehouses, granaries and storage buildings surrounded the dock, which had a total of 3.6 km of quays. The dock was an immediate commercial success, as it could accommodate all but the largest steamships. By 1860, it was taking over 850,000 tons of shipping a year – double that of the London Docks, four times that of St Katharine Docks and 70% more than the West India Dock and East India Docks combined, it was badly damaged by German bombing in World War II but experienced a resurgence in trade following the war. However, from the 1960s onwards, the Royal Victoria experienced a steady decline – as did all of London's other docks – as the shipping industry adopted containerisation, which moved traffic downstream to Tilbury.
It closed to commercial traffic along with the other Royal Docks in 1980. In 1988, the then-dilapidated site was chosen by French electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre as the site for one of his signature large-scale concerts titled Destination Docklands; the area inspired him to write the album Revolutions for the event. The Royal Victoria Dock has experienced major redevelopment under the London Docklands Development Corporation; the dock itself still exists and is accessible to ships, although its western entrance has been filled in and it is now used chiefly for watersports. Its transport links have been improved with new roads and Docklands Light Railway lines running along both its north and south side. Most of the original warehouses have been demolished but the historic 19th-century K-S and W Warehouses have survived; the dock is dominated by the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, constructed on the north quayside and opened in November 2000, by the adjacent high level Royal Victoria Dock Bridge.
The waterside location of ExCel is used to its advantage when it hosts the annual London Boat Show, with visiting vessels moored alongside the exhibition centre. On the south side of the Dock is Britannia Village; the award-winning development, which included the high level footbridge, was commissioned by LDDC and carried out by Wimpey Homes, the Peabody Trust and the East Thames Housing Group between 1994 and 2000. Phase II of the project was left to the LDDC's successors; this was a development around the Pontoon Dock to include a village centre with mixed development of business and leisure facilities and up to 700 new homes. Now the responsibility of the Greater London Authority, this development is now known as Silvertown Quays and includes proposals to refurbish the remaining Millennium Mills along the waterfront for new uses and an aquarium. Britannia Village has its own Community Foundation. On 15 August 2009, the dock hosted the inaugural Great London Swim, a mass participation open water swim over a one-mile distance.
The event has been held annually since but on the first weekend in July. On 16-17 June 2018 was held the F1H2O Grand Prix of London King George V Dock Royal Docks Forum Britannia Village Residents Forum London Landscape TV episode about Royal Victoria Dock Royal Docks Information
Crossrail, named the Elizabeth line, is a new 73-mile railway line in England, which crosses London from Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in the west to Essex in the east. At each end of the central core, the line will divide into two branches: to the west, to stations at London Heathrow Airport and Reading. In May 2015, a section of one of the eastern branches, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, was transferred to TfL Rail; the project was approved in 2007 and construction began in 2009 on the central section and connections to existing lines that will become part of the route. Estimated to cost £15.4 billion, in December 2018 it was announced that the project would require a £1.4 billion bailout. A main feature is 13 miles of twin tunnels below the city running from Paddington to Stratford and Canary Wharf. An entirely new line will branch from the main line at Whitechapel to Canary Wharf in part under the River Thames with a new station at Woolwich and connecting with the North Kent Line at Abbey Wood.
New nine-carriage Class 345 trains will run at frequencies in the central section of up to 24 trains per hour in each direction. It is expected to relieve pressure on existing east-west London Underground lines such as the Central and District lines, as well as the Jubilee line extension and the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line. Crossrail will be operated by MTR Corporation Ltd as a London Rail concession of Transport for London, in a similar manner to London Overground. TfL's annual ticket revenues for the project are forecast to exceed £800 million per year in 2020/21 and over £900 million per year from 2022/23. In August 2018, the scheduled opening of the core Elizabeth line was postponed from December 2018 to autumn 2019. In December 2018, executives were unwilling to give a firm opening date at the same time announcing additional funding to complete remaining works; the opening of the core Elizabeth line in autumn 2019 was put in doubt. The concept of large-diameter tunnels crossing central London to connect Paddington in the west and Liverpool Street in the east was first proposed by railwayman George Dow in The Star newspaper in June 1941.
The project that became Crossrail has origins in the 1943 County of London Plan and 1944 Greater London Plan by Patrick Abercrombie. These led to a specialist investigation by the Railway Committee, appointed in 1944 and reporting in 1946 and 1948; the term "Crossrail" emerged in the 1974 London Rail Study Report. Although the idea was seen as imaginative, only a brief estimate of cost was given: £300 million. A feasibility study was recommended as a high priority so that the practicability and costs of the scheme could be determined, it was suggested that the alignment of the tunnels should be safeguarded while a final decision was taken. The Central London Rail Study of 1989 proposed tunnels linking the existing rail network as the "East–West Crossrail", "City Crossrail", "North–South Crossrail" schemes; the east–west scheme was for a line from Liverpool Street to Paddington/Marylebone with two connections at its western end linking the tunnel to the Great Western Main Line and the Metropolitan line on the Underground.
The City route was shown as a new connection across the City of London linking the Great Northern Route with London Bridge. The north–south line proposed routing West Coast Main Line and Great Northern trains through Euston and King's Cross/St Pancras under the West End via Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly Circus and Victoria towards Crystal Palace and Hounslow; the report recommended a number of other schemes including a "Thameslink Metro" route enhancement, the Chelsea–Hackney line. The cost of the east–west scheme including rolling stock was estimated at £885 million. In 1991 a private bill was submitted to Parliament for a scheme including a new underground line from Paddington to Liverpool Street; the bill was promoted by London Underground and British Rail, supported by the government. In 2001 Cross London Rail Links, a joint-venture between TfL and the DfT, was formed to develop and promote the Crossrail scheme, a Wimbledon–Hackney scheme. While CLRL was promoting the Crossrail project, alternative schemes were being proposed.
In 2002 GB Railways put forward a scheme called SuperCrossRail which would link regional stations such as Cambridge, Oxford, Milton Keynes Central Southend Victoria and Ipswich via a west-east rail tunnel through central London. The tunnel would follow an alignment along the River Thames, with stations at Charing Cross and London Bridge. In 2004 another proposal named. Like SuperCrossRail, Superlink envisaged linking a number of regional stations via a tunnel through London, but advocated the route safeguarded for Crossrail. CLRL evaluated both proposals and rejected them due to concerns about network capacity and cost issues; the Crossrail Act 2008 was given royal assent in July 2008, giving CLRL the powers necessary to build the line. Construction began on 15 May 2009. In September 2009 the project received £1 billion in funding; the money was lent to TfL by the European Investment Bank. Both the Labour and Conservative parties made commitments in their manifestos for the 2010 election to deliver the railway, the coalition government formed after the election committed to the project.
The original schedule was that the first trains
Farrells is an architecture and urban design firm founded by British architect-planner Terry Farrell with offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai. The firm has won numerous awards for their characteristic mixed-use schemes, transit-oriented development, contextual urban placemaking, cultural buildings. Terry Farrell began his professional career in 1961 at the architecture department of the London County Council, where he met fellow staff architect Nicholas Grimshaw; the two became close friends, in 1965 they founded the Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership, sharing their office for some time with Archigram. The firm built a reputation in private sector urban regeneration, renovating old houses and factories to accommodate modern uses, they were part of a "new wave" of British firms experimenting with high-tech architecture. During this period Farrell/Grimshaw produced several pioneering works of high-tech, flexible buildings such as the 125 Park Road housing cooperative and the Herman Miller factory in Bath, both of which have since been awarded Grade II listing by English Heritage.
Grimshaw left the firm in 1980 to found Grimshaw Architects, while Farrell continued to work from their Paddington Street office. The newly-christened Terry Farrell and Partners married high-tech architecture to Farrell's growing interest in postmodernism, building conversion, sensitive urban design. London was brimming with outmoded industrial buildings, which Farrell preferred to retain and repurpose rather than demolish; the firm completed numerous renovations characterised as "friendly adaptation of existing buildings". Both the TV-am and Limehouse Studios schemes transformed derelict industrial sheds into iconic broadcasting studios. In 1987 the firm moved from the ex-Farrell/Grimshaw office into a Marylebone building home to an aero-tyre factory, which they renovated to become the Hatton Street Studios. Large-scale new build commissions in London such as Embankment Place, Alban Gate, Vauxhall Cross cemented Farrell's status as Britain's "premier postmodernist". Farrell dismissed the term, insisting that his primary concerns are not about style, but rather urban space and a rejection of the "clean sweep" approach of traditional modernism.
Small-scale urban regeneration and conservation work, such as the Comyn Ching Triangle scheme, bolstered the firm's reputation for contextual urban design. The company conducted numerous master plans over the subsequent decades, including many in the London area. In East London, the firm was appointed to plan various projects in the Docklands and Thames Gateway regions, they have developed revitalisation schemes for urban quarters including Regent's Place, Greenwich Peninsula, the Chelsea Waterfront, Convoys Wharf. In 2010, the firm was appointed master planner for the long-term redevelopment of an area of Earls Court surrounding the now-closed Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Terry Farrell rejected the lure of "big architecture" for the site, stating: "I don’t think this masterplan is about the buildings. That’s starting at the wrong end of the process. Issues of height and density aren’t starting points. You have instead to talk about things like the street and its width and what makes a good city."At the 2013 invitation of Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and Creative Industries, Farrells commenced the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment meant to offer expert guidance on the direction of British architecture.
The firm assembled a team of leading experts in architecture and urban design and conducted an extensive consultation process. In 2014 the Farrell Review report was published; the report was well-received and government moved to place design higher on the agenda, starting by shifting the ministerial oversight of architecture from the Department of Culture and Sport to the Department for Communities and Local Government, by forming a new parliamentary select committee on the built environment. The Hong Kong office, incorporated as TFP Farrells, was founded in 1991, it was set up when the firm won an international competition to design the new Peak Tower, which opened in 1997 and was featured on Hong Kong's $20 banknotes. The firm won a competition to design the British Council/Consulate-General complex in Admiralty; this commission, announced by Margaret Thatcher in 1988, held significance as Britain's lasting presence in Hong Kong following the 1997 transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong. TFP Farrells developed a strong reputation in urban transportation infrastructure beginning with the design for Kowloon Station and the associated Union Square master plan, one of the largest air-rights developments on earth which includes the tallest tower in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre.
The Ground Transportation Centre at Incheon International Airport, Seoul serves five different rail systems and won several awards. The firm subsequently won commissions to design additional MTR stations in Hong Kong in addition to railway stations in Johannesburg and Singapore. In recent years the firm has expanded into Mainland China, opening a Shanghai branch office and completing two of Asia's largest railway stations: Beijing South and Guangzhou South. In addition, the firm has designed numerous landmark skyscrapers in Asia; the KK100 tower in Shenzhen, completed 2011, is the tallest building realised by a British architect. The Vattanac Capital Tower is the tallest building in Cambodia; the 528-metre China Zun in the Beijing central business district will be the tallest building in the Chinese capital upon completion in 2018
Chelsea Barracks was a British Army barracks located in the City of Westminster, adjacent to Chelsea and Belgravia, on Chelsea Bridge Road. Today, Chelsea Barracks is owned by Project Blue Ltd and is the flagship London development of Qatari Diar, a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority; the original barracks were designed by George Morgan to house two battalions of infantry and were completed in 1862. These barracks were a monotonous brick structure broken by towers in the centre; the original arrangement included a chapel which survives, the interior of which includes pictures of King David, the Prophet Joshua, Saint John and Saint James as well as some panels listing the names of soldiers who have been killed in action. It is now a Grade II listed building; the original buildings, excluding the chapel, were demolished and, in June 1960, construction started on two 13-storey concrete tower blocks which were designed by Tripe and Wakeham and completed in 1962. The tower blocks were used to accommodate four companies from the Guards Regiments.
A nail-bomb attack on the barracks by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in September 1981 killed two civilians and injured up to 50. On 6 September 2005 Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid, announced that Chelsea Barracks would be sold, he described it as needing extensive renovations. The site was vacated in 2008 with the troops transferred to the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich; the site was part of the Ministry of Defence's Project MoDEL that saw it and five other sites across London sold off for housing. Westminster City Council published its draft planning brief for the Chelsea Barracks site in September 2006, it included a commitment to develop 50% of the site with affordable housing. A Community Forum was established by local residents in April 2006 with the support of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, John Hutton MP, to campaign for greater transparency in the sale of the barracks site and for the 50% affordable homes commitment to be realised; the barracks is in one of London's most expensive residential areas and was expected to sell for £250m.
In April 2007 the Ministry of Defence agreed to sell Chelsea Barracks in its 12.8 acres site for £959 million to a consortium consisting of Qatari Diar and the CPC Group. On 1 February 2008, the joint venture took possession of the site. Subsequently, CPC's interest in the joint venture company, Project Blue Ltd, was acquired by Qatari Diar, which now owns 100% of the site. Different design proposals for development of the site have been put forward by Richard Rogers and by Charles, Prince of Wales. In early June 2009, the developers, Qatari Diar withdrew their plan to build 552 flats in 17 blocks. In May 2010 some of the developers made an £81m claim at the High Court, blaming Prince Charles for the withdrawal of a planning application; the claim was reduced to £68m. The High Court ruled that Qatari Diar breached a contract with developers CPC Group, when it withdrew Richard Rogers' Chelsea Barracks scheme; the High Court handed a partial victory to property development firm CPC Group, who demanded compensation after plans to redevelop London's Chelsea Barracks were shelved.
Christian and Nick Candy blamed an intervention by Prince Charles for giving their partners, Qatari Diar, cold feet. Westminster Council granted detailed planning consent for the first phase of the scheme in May 2014; the phase, designed by architects Squire & Partners, consists of 68 apartments across three eight-storey blocks and includes five new garden squares. Draft Planning Brief for Chelsea Barracks, SW1 Chelsea Barracks Partnership Chelsea Barracks building information & photos
Rowing referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat; the sport can be either recreational for enjoyment or fitness, or competitive, when athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell to an eight-person shell with a coxswain. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 10th century when races were held between professional watermen on the River Thames in London, United Kingdom. Prizes were offered by the London Guilds and Livery Companies. Amateur competition began towards the end of the 18th century with the arrival of "boat clubs" at the British public schools of Eton College, Shrewsbury School, Westminster School. Clubs were formed at the University of Oxford, with a race held between Brasenose College and Jesus College in 1815.
At the University of Cambridge the first recorded races were in 1827. Public rowing clubs were beginning at the same time. In 1843, the first American college rowing club was formed at Yale University; the International Rowing Federation, responsible for international governance of rowing, was founded in 1892 to provide regulation at a time when the sport was gaining popularity. Across six continents, 150 countries now have rowing federations. Rowing is one of the oldest Olympic sports. Though it was on the programme for the 1896 games, racing did not take place due to bad weather. Male rowers have competed since the 1900 Summer Olympics. Women's rowing was added to the Olympic programme in 1976. Today, there are fourteen boat classes which race at the Olympics: Each year the World Rowing Championships are staged by FISA with 22 boat classes that race. In Olympic years, only the non-Olympic boat classes are raced at the World Championships; the European Rowing Championships are held annually, along with three World Rowing Cups in which each event earns a number of points for a country towards the World Cup title.
Since 2008, rowing has been competed at the Paralympic Games. Major domestic competitions take place in dominant rowing nations and include The Boat Race and Henley Royal Regatta in the United Kingdom, the Australian Rowing Championships in Australia, the Harvard–Yale Regatta and Head of the Charles Regatta in the United States, Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Canada. Many other competitions exist for racing between clubs and universities in each nation. While rowing, the athlete sits in the boat facing toward the stern, uses the oars which are held in place by the oarlocks to propel the boat forward; this may be done on a canal, lake, sea, or other large bodies of water. The sport requires strong core balance, physical strength and cardiovascular endurance. Whilst the action of rowing and equipment used remains consistent throughout the world, there are many different types of competition; these include endurance races, time trials, stake racing, bumps racing, the side-by-side format used in the Olympic games.
The many different formats are a result of the long history of the sport, its development in different regions of the world, specific local requirements and restrictions. There are two forms of rowing: In sweep or sweep-oar rowing, each rower has one oar, held with both hands; this is done in pairs and eights. In some regions of the world, each rower in a sweep boat is referred to either as port or starboard, depending on which side of the boat the rower's oar extends to. In other regions, the port side is referred to as stroke side, the starboard side as bow side. In sculling each rower has two oars, one in each hand. Sculling is done without a coxswain, in quads, doubles or singles; the oar in the sculler's right hand extends to port, the oar in the left hand extends to starboard. The rowing stroke may be characterized by two fundamental reference points; the catch, placement of the oar blade in the water, the extraction known as the finish or release, when the rower removes the oar blade from the water.
The action between catch and release is the first phase of the stroke. At the catch the rower places the blade in the water and applies pressure to the oar by pushing the seat toward the bow of the boat by extending the legs, thus pushing the boat through the water; the point of placement of the blade in the water is a fixed point about which the oar serves as a lever to propel the boat. As the rower's legs approach full extension, the rower pivots the torso toward the bow of the boat and finally pulls the arms towards his or her chest; the hands meet the chest right above the diaphragm. At the end of the stroke, with the blade still in the water, the hands drop to unload the oar so that spring energy stored in the bend of the oar gets transferred to the boat, which eases removing the oar from the water and minimizes energy wasted on lifting water above the surface; the recovery phase follows the drive. The recovery starts with the extraction and involves coordinating the body movements with the goal to move th
Lewisham is an area of south London, England, 5.9 miles south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Lewisham had a population of 60,573 in 2011, it is most to have been founded by a pagan Jute, who settled near St Mary's Church where the ground was drier, in the 6th century. As to the etymology of the name, Daniel Lysons wrote: "In the most ancient Saxon records this place is called Levesham, that is, the house among the meadows. A Latin legal record, dated 1440, mentions a place in Kent as Levesham, it is now written, as well in parochial and other records as in common usage, Lewisham.""Leofshema" was an important settlement at the confluence of the rivers Quaggy and Ravensbourne, so the village expanded north into the wetter area as drainage techniques improved. King Alfred was Lord of the Manor of Lewisham; the Manor of Lewisham, with its appendages of Greenwich and Combe, was given by Elthruda, King Alfred's niece, to the abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, of which Lewisham became a cell, or an alien priory.
This grant is said to have been confirmed by King Edgar in 964, by Edward the Confessor in 1044, with the addition of many privileges. In the mid-17th century, the vicar of Lewisham, Abraham Colfe, built a grammar school, a primary school and six almshouses for the inhabitants. In the 17th century the Manor of Lewisham was purchased by George Legge Baron Dartmouth, his son William was raised by Queen Anne to several positions of honour and trust, was a member of her privy council. His grandson George, Lord Dartmouth, obtained the privilege of holding a fair twice a year, a market twice a week, upon Blackheath in the parish; the fair used to be held on 12 May and 11 October, but in 1772 it was discontinued, by the Earl of Dartmouth, as lord of the manor. The village of Lewisham had its nucleus in its southern part, around the parish church of St Mary, towards the present site of University Hospital Lewisham; the centre migrated north with the coming of the North Kent railway line to Dartford in 1849, encouraging commuter housing.
The Official Illustrated Guide to South-Eastern and North and Mid-Kent Railways of June 1863, by George Measom, describes Lewisham as follows:'Lewisham Station, situated on the slope of an eminence admist picturesque scenery, beautiful green meadows rising abruptly to the summit of the hill on the left, dotted with handsome residences and gardens, while the Common is seen intersected by various cross roads and studded with country inns and houses on the low ground or valley to the right. The area of the parish is 5,789 acres... Lord of the manor, the Earl of Dartmouth to whom it gives the title Viscount'. Lewisham was administratively part of Kent until 1889, formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham in the County of London until 1965; the town centre was hit by a V-1 flying bomb in 1944: there were over 300 casualties including 51 fatalities, it devastated the high street, restored by the mid-1950s. This horrific event is commemorated by a plaque outside the Lewisham Shopping Centre.
The plaque was on the pavement outside the Marks and Spencers store in the main shopping precinct. However, suffering wear and tear, the local authority arranged. In 1955 Sainsbury's opened a store in Lewisham, reported to be Europe's largest self-service supermarket, with 7,500 square feet of retail space, although the one now incorporated in the 1977 shopping centre is much smaller; the area at the north end of the High Street was pedestrianised in 1994. It is home to a daily street market and a local landmark, the clock tower, completed in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897; the police station, opened in 2004 to replace the station in Ladywell, is the largest in Europe. Lewisham Cricket Club was one of the most prestigious London sides during the Victorian era. From 1864 they played at Lewisham Cricket Ground, which lay north of Ladywell Road, until its closure in the 19th century. Lewisham Swimming Club was very successful, with several of its members representing England at water polo and other gymkhana events.
During the First World War, Lewisham Hospital's infirmary became the Lewisham Military Hospital, during the Second World War the hospital was hit by a V-1 flying bomb, which destroyed two wards, injured 70 people and killed one nurse. Lewisham is the site of one of the worst disasters on British Railways in the 20th century. On 4 December 1957 a crowded steam-hauled passenger express headed for the Kent coast overran signals at danger in thick fog near St. John's station and crashed into a stationary electric train for the Hayes branch line; the force of the impact brought down an overhead railway bridge onto the wreckage below. An electric multiple unit about to cross the bridge towards Nunhead managed to pull up in time. Ninety passengers and crew died in the accident. In 1977, the Battle of Lewisham saw the biggest street battle against fascists since the Battle of Cable Street in 1936. Over 10,000 people turned out to oppose a National Front march, organised on the back of increasing electoral success at that time.
The Docklands Light Railway was extended to Lewisham in 1999. In the 21st century, Lewisham has seen regeneration including the construction of several high-rise residential buildings around Lo
Beckton Park DLR station
Beckton Park DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway in the Docklands area of east London. The station is located by the north quay of the Royal Albert Dock; the station is opposite Beckton District South Park, open space leading to housing in South Beckton. The station is located between Royal Albert and Cyprus stations, it is in Travelcard Zone 3 and is the most used station on the DLR. A previous station called Central was located on the same site from 1880 to 1940, on the former line from Custom House to Gallions; the station is unmanned, like most DLR stations. There is one ticket machine on each platform. There are three Oystercard readers — one on each platform between the ticket machines and a set of stairs, a more added third reader at the approach to the station's connecting footbridge. 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. On the approach to the roundabout, the road rises whilst the railway dips slightly. London Buses route 376 and school route 678 serve the station. Docklands Light Railway website - Beckton Park station page