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Entrance to Gale Street

LocationBecontree
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5

London Underground annual entry and exit
20042.082 million[1]
20072.315 million[2]
20082.55 million[3]

1926Opened as Gale Street'
1932Enlarged and renamed

Lists of stations*DLR
Template:Portal-inlineCoordinates: 51°32′25″N 0°07′37″E / 51.54027°N 0.12694°E / 51.54027; 0.12694

Becontree Station is a London Underground station on the District Line, located in Becontree. The station is in Zone 5.

The station was opened in 1932, when the electrified District Line was extended to Upminster, replacing Gale Street Halt which was built by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The station has four platforms. Two are used by the District Line and another two are disused since the LT&SR service was withdrawn in 1962. The station buildings are of typical 1930s design. The 1932 station was constructed and initially operated by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway with services provided by the District Line from the outset. It is between Upney and Dagenham Heathway stations.

3 Ticket Barriers and a gate control access to all platforms. Becontree station is said to be haunted by a faceless woman with long blonde hair that several staff members have sighted.[4]

Services[]

Typical off-peak service from the station is:

  • 12 tph (trains per hour) to Upminster
  • 6 tph to Wimbledon via Tower Hill
  • 6 tph to Richmond via Tower Hill

References[]

  1. Template:Citation London Underground performance exits 2003 to 2011
  2. Template:Citation London Underground performance exits 2003 to 2011
  3. Template:Citation London Underground performance exits 2003 to 2011
  4. http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=135129

Transport links[]

London bus routes 62 and 145.

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District line
towards [[Template:S-line/LUL right/District tube station|Template:S-line/LUL right/District]]

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