Beckton

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Beckton is a suburban district in East London, England, within the London Borough of Newham and is located 8 mi east of Charing Cross.wikipedia
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Docklands Light Railway

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Between 1981 and 1995 it was within the London Docklands Development Corporation area, which caused the population to increase as new homes were built and the Docklands Light Railway was constructed.
It reaches north to Stratford, south to Lewisham across the River Thames, west to and in the City of London financial district, and east to Beckton, London City Airport, and to Woolwich Arsenal south of the river.

Municipal Borough of Barking

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It stretched into the ancient parish of Woolwich, which included land on the north bank of the Thames and the parish of Barking that included land to the west of the Roding.
The district included the town of Barking, eastern Beckton and the southwestern part of the Becontree estate.

Northern Outfall Sewer

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Sewage treatment works were first established in 1864 as part of Joseph Bazalgette's scheme to remove sewage (and hence reduce disease) from London by creating two large sewers from the capital, one on each side of the Thames and known as the Southern and Northern Outfall Sewers.
The Northern Outfall Sewer (NOS) is a major gravity sewer which runs from Wick Lane in Hackney to Beckton sewage treatment works in east London (east of Stratford); most of it was designed by Joseph Bazalgette after an outbreak of cholera in 1853 and the "Great Stink" of 1858.

London Borough of Newham

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Beckton is a suburban district in East London, England, within the London Borough of Newham and is located 8 mi east of Charing Cross.

Thames Water

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The Beckton sewage works (TQ448823), at the end of the northern outfall sewer, is Europe's 7th largest and is now managed by Thames Water.
Thames Water is responsible for a range of water management infrastructure projects including: the Thames Water Ring Main around London; the Lee Tunnel; Europe's largest wastewater treatment works and the UK's first large-scale desalination plant, both at Beckton.

Beckton Gas Works

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Situated north and east of the Royal Docks, the area was formerly heavily industrialised, and was the location of Beckton Gas Works, the largest gasworks in Europe, which served the capital.
The name Beckton was given to the plant and the surrounding area of east London in honour of the company's governor Simon Adams Beck (1803-1883).

County Borough of East Ham

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Beckton was located primarily in the parish of East Ham.
The four wards of the urban district were replaced by six new wards (Beckton & North Woolwich, Central East, Central West, Manor Park, Plashet East, Plashet West), each returning three councillors and one aldermen.

Thames Tideway Scheme

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The sewerage works has been expanded to handle the flow from the Thames Tideway Scheme.
The tunnel will transfer the captured sewage to the Stratford to East Ham part for onward delivery to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works for treatment.

Joseph Bazalgette

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Sewage treatment works were first established in 1864 as part of Joseph Bazalgette's scheme to remove sewage (and hence reduce disease) from London by creating two large sewers from the capital, one on each side of the Thames and known as the Southern and Northern Outfall Sewers.
The sewage from the Northern Outfall sewer and that from the Southern Outfall were originally collected in balancing tanks in Beckton and Crossness, respectively, before being dumped, untreated, into the Thames at high tide.

London Docklands Development Corporation

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Between 1981 and 1995 it was within the London Docklands Development Corporation area, which caused the population to increase as new homes were built and the Docklands Light Railway was constructed.
It withdrew from Bermondsey in 1994, followed by Beckton in 1995, the Surrey Docks in 1996, from Wapping, Limehouse and the Isle of Dogs in 1997, and finally from the Royal Docks in late 1998.

A13 road (England)

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Its boundaries are the A13 trunk road to the north, Barking Creek to the east, the Royal Docks to the south, and Prince Regent Lane to the west.
Notable junctions include Canning Town, and the A406 junction near Beckton, as well as the single carriageway Lodge Avenue flyover near Barking, where the old A13 route (Ripple Road) merges with the new.

Gas Light and Coke Company

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Beckton is named after Simon Adams Beck, the governor of the Gas Light and Coke Company when work building Beckton Gas Works began in November 1868.

Thames Gateway Bridge

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Transport for London is planning a new bridge, the Thames Gateway Bridge, which will connect Beckton to Thamesmead on the southern bank of the River Thames.
It was planned that the bridge should be built by 2013 and would have connected Beckton in the London Borough of Newham with Thamesmead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich linking the A406/A13 junction in Beckton with the A2016 Eastern Way and Western Way in Thamesmead and serve the new Thames Gateway development.

Royal Albert DLR station

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The nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Beckton for Mid and North Beckton; Cyprus for Cyprus area; Beckton Park for South Beckton and Royal Albert for West Beckton.
Royal Albert DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Beckton in east London.

Cyprus DLR station

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The nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Beckton for Mid and North Beckton; Cyprus for Cyprus area; Beckton Park for South Beckton and Royal Albert for West Beckton.
Cyprus is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) located in Cyprus, to the south of Beckton, in the Docklands area of Newham, east London.

London Riverside

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Beckton is at the western end of the London Riverside redevelopment zone of the Thames Gateway.
The area of the London Riverside development stretches from Beckton in the London Borough of Newham in the west to Wennington in the London Borough of Havering in the east.

List of Docklands Light Railway stations

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The nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Beckton for Mid and North Beckton; Cyprus for Cyprus area; Beckton Park for South Beckton and Royal Albert for West Beckton.
A later recommendation was an automatic light rail option from Aldgate East to the Isle of Dogs and Beckton.

Royal Docks

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Its boundaries are the A13 trunk road to the north, Barking Creek to the east, the Royal Docks to the south, and Prince Regent Lane to the west.
Thousands of new homes were built at Beckton, just north of the Royal Docks.

Ken Livingstone

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The site was mooted in 2005 as the location for a desalination plant, but the proposal was rejected by Mayor Ken Livingstone as environmentally unacceptable.
In June 2007, he criticised the planned £200 million Thames Water Desalination Plant at Beckton, which would be the United Kingdom's first, calling it "misguided and a retrograde step in UK environmental policy", and that "we should be encouraging people to use less water, not more."

Beckton DLR station

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It is served by local buses and Beckton DLR station, which acts as the terminus of the DLR's Beckton branch.
During 2007–2008, a new bus station was constructed directly opposite the DLR station.

London Docklands

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In more recent times, industry has left the area, leaving huge areas of brownfield land, and Beckton has been redeveloped as part of the Docklands project.
The DLR was extended in 1994 to serve much of the Royal Docks area when the Beckton branch was opened.

Thames Gateway

Beckton is at the western end of the London Riverside redevelopment zone of the Thames Gateway. In the early 21st century, Beckton burgeons south and further east, towards Gallions Reach, being an essential part of the Thames Gateway.
Before 2003 most conspicuous development was situated west of Beckton.

Jermain Defoe

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England and current A.F.C. Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe was born in Beckton.
Born in Beckton, Greater London, Defoe attended St Joachim Primary School in Custom House, London and St Bonaventure's in Forest Gate, London.

River Thames

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Transport for London is planning a new bridge, the Thames Gateway Bridge, which will connect Beckton to Thamesmead on the southern bank of the River Thames. Historically part of Essex, Beckton was unpopulated marshland adjacent to the River Thames until the development of major industrial infrastructure in the 19th century to support the growing metropolis of London.
This project will collect sewage before it overflows, before channeling it down a 25 km (15 mi) tunnel underneath the tidal Thames, so it can be treated at Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.

Stanley Kubrick

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The Gasworks were still extant—although derelict—in the early 1980s, when Stanley Kubrick's team came scouting for an area that could double for the battle scenes in his 1987 film, Full Metal Jacket.
A derelict gasworks in Beckton in the London Docklands area posed as the ruined city of Huế, which makes the film visually very different from other Vietnam War films.