Is Silvertown safe?
Silvertown has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.
Is the Silvertown Tunnel going ahead?
When will it open? Site works have already started and it’s projected that the south-east London tunnel will be finished and open by 2025.
Is there a charge to use Blackwall Tunnel?
Is there a toll for the Blackwall Tunnel? No, there’s currently no toll for the Blackwall Tunnel. However, motorists often get the Blackwall Tunnel confused with the Dartford Crossing further downstream, which does have a toll – the Dart Charge.
Why is the Silvertown Tunnel needed?
The tunnel is intended to reduce congestion through the Blackwall Tunnel and both tunnels will be tolled when it opens in 2025. The contract for construction was awarded in November 2019. The tunnel will include dedicated lanes for heavy goods vehicles and buses, but it will not be accessible to walkers or cyclists.
What zone is Silvertown?
The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.
How old is Silvertown?
The area was named after the factories established by Stephen William Silver in 1852, and is now dominated by the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery and the John Knight ABP animal rendering plant. A £3.5billion redevelopment of part of the district was approved in 2015.
Where did Blackwall get name?
Blackwall, Tower Hamlets Blackwall’s name probably derives from the embankment built to prevent tidal inundation, although there is a story King Alfred had a weir constructed nearby to strand invading Danish ships that had sailed up the River Lea. The first wharves appeared at Blackwall in the late 15th century.
Has the Silvertown Tunnel started?
When it opens in 2025 the Silvertown Tunnel will: Effectively eliminate delays and queues at the Blackwall Tunnel, with journey times up to 20 minutes faster. Reduce the environmental impact of traffic congestion on some of London’s most polluted roads.
Can you walk through the Blackwall Tunnel?
The tunnels are no longer open to pedestrians, cyclists or other non-motorised traffic, and the northbound tunnel has a 4.0-metre (13.1 ft) height limit. The London Buses route 108 between Lewisham and Stratford runs through the tunnels.
How do you pay for Blackwall Tunnel?
You must pay the Dartford Crossing charge by midnight the day after you cross….You can:
- pay with cash at your nearest Payzone store.
- set up an account by post.
- pay in advance or top-up your account by post.
- pay or set up an account by phone.
Where will the Silvertown tunnel be?
We’re building a tunnel under the Thames linking Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula in east London. The tunnel – which we plan to open in 2025 – will help reduce chronic congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and allow for better public transport links, including more cross-river bus journeys.
What zone is pontoon dock?
Pontoon Dock is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Silvertown in east London, which is on the Woolwich Arsenal branch, opened on 2 December 2005. It is located in the east of Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, in the redevelopment zone known as Silvertown Quays, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.
What is happening in the Silvertown area of London?
Population and traffic are expected to increase in this area of London because of major developments both underway and planned on Greenwich Peninsula and at the Royal Docks, Stratford and Barking Riverside. The Silvertown Tunnel will offer a more reliable crossing, ensuring goods and services can continue to move around London. It will:
What’s new at Silvertown?
This twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames in east London will link Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula. Construction is now underway – we plan to open the new tunnel in 2025. The scheme will reduce congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and improve the reliability and resilience of the wider road network.
Where is Silvertown Way?
The northern junction sits in the London Borough of Newham. The current development plans for the area seem to focus on the Silvertown Quays to the east of Silvertown Way for mixed residential and commercial development.
Can London Buses use the Silvertown tunnels?
There is an aspiration by London Buses, to use the Silvertown Tunnels for buses. The tunnel geometry accommodates two full sized lanes in each direction with no restrictions on height.