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The DLR line to Beckton opened in 1994 as part of the development
plans for the Royal Docks. Since then the DLR has been an integral part
of the regeneration of this area.
Future plans for the regeneration of this area extend beyond Beckton
through Barking Riverside and further east into the Thames Gateway area.
Government plans for this area include up to 20,000 new homes in the
London Riverside area. Within this, the Barking Reach development (now
called Barking Riverside) is a 324 hectare site situated between the A13
and the River Thames just to the east of the River Roding. A masterplan has been developed for the area which includes
plans for up to 10,800 new homes.
Barking Riverside Master Plan Area PDF
By extending the DLR through the Barking Riverside development, this
new community would be connected to other parts of east London such as
the Royal Docks and Canary Wharf. Furthermore, an extension of the DLR
to Dagenham Dock would provide an opportunity to serve existing and
planned communities in this area and provide an interchange with other
transport services at Dagenham Dock station.
If this area is to be developed in a sustainable way, new public
transport facilities need to be provided to support such development.
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