Canning Town (CNT/ZCB)

Type: Transport for London
(Jubilee Line & Docklands
Light Railway)
Station code: CNT/ZCB
Opened: 1847
Platforms: 6
Canning Town is a major interchange between the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway and local buses in East London. The station was first opened in 1847 as Barking Road by the Eastern Counties & Thames Junction Railway.

The station was renamed Canning Town in 1873 and moved in 1888, with another move to the current site (the site of the former Thames Iron Works [1]) in 1995 as part of the new DLR line to Beckton. The biggest change came with the arrival of the Jubilee Line in 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension Project which finally emerges into the daylight just before the station. In 2005 more platforms for the DLR's line to London City Airport were added.

Canning Town is a triple decker building with the booking hall below ground and the Jubilee Line platforms above it, the Beckton DLR platforms are on the top level [2][3]. The latest DLR platforms are on ground level next to the Jubilee Line - though passengers need to go down to the booking hall before they can come back up for interchange.
Jubilee Line 96ts 96024 at Canning Town

Looking down the Jubilee Line platform, stairs going up and down

City Airport branch DLR platforms

Jubilee Line train at the station

DLR train arrives at the City Airport branch platforms

Jubilee Line 96ts 96040

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 108
[2] Paul Moss, London Underground (Haynes, 2014) p. 166
[3] Mike Horne, The Jubilee Line (Capital Transport, 2000) p. 73