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DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding
DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

TfL has secured funding to carry out more work on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead.

Dec
21
2020
East London’s unused heliport and unbuilt bridge
East London’s unused heliport and unbuilt bridge

East London’s unused heliport and unbuilt bridge

Not far from Beckton DLR depot is an odd road that seems somewhat oversized and impressive for the minimal amount of traffic that uses it.

Jan
22
2020
TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead
TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

Long mooted plans to create a cross-river rail link across the Thames in East London are being looked at by TfL.

Feb
15
2019
DLR needs to expand its Beckton train depot for new trains
DLR needs to expand its Beckton train depot for new trains

DLR needs to expand its Beckton train depot for new trains

The Docklands Light Railway is seeking permission to expand its Beckton depot ahead of the arrival of a fleet of new trains due in a few years time.

Dec
11
2018
Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant
Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant

Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant

During Open House Weekend, I was able to visit two related sewage facilities – the Beckton Sewage Plant and the impressive Abbey Mills Pumping Station. I would have visited more, but the booking system debacle left me in a dilemma

Sep
28
2012

Exploring Beckton

Yesterday I went to Beckton – not this time for a photo session and general nosy at the industrial stuff – but for honest to goodness shopping. I am currently clearing out unwanted Dr Who video tapes on eBay and

Feb
24
2008