Shadwell DLR station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Shadwell DLR station on the Docklands Light Railway is between the terminals of Bank and Tower Gateway to the west and Limehouse to the east. The 1991 Bank extension joins the main DLR line just to the west of Shadwell.


It opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.


The station stands on a viaduct and consists of a single island platform serving trains in both directions. The ticket machines and entrance are located at ground level to the west of the island platforms, facing onto Watney Street. The station is usually unstaffed like most other stations on the DLR. There is a crossover west of the station which allows trains from Westferry, Bank or Tower Gateway to reverse here. London Bus route 339 stops near the station.

Nearby is Template:Stnlnk station on the London Overground (formerly the London Underground East London Line), a very short walk away, on the other side of Watney Street from the DLR station, with entrances on Cornwall Street and Cable Street. The interchange between the two is denoted as an official interchange on the London Underground map.


The typical off peak service from the station is:

  • 15 tph (trains per hour) to Bank
  • 6 tph to Tower Gateway
  • 6 tph to Woolwich Arsenal
  • 6 tph to Beckton
  • 9 tph to Lewisham



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