Custom House for ExCeL DLR station

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Custom House for ExCeL Docklands Light Railway
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Custom House for ExCeL is located in Greater London
Custom House for ExCeL
Custom House for ExCeL
Location of Custom House for ExCeL in Greater London
Location ExCeL, Custom House
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Station code CUS
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 3.250 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 3.191 million[2]
2010–11 Decrease 2.820 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 64,956[4]
2005–06 66,184[4]
Key dates
1855 Opened
1994 DLR platforms opened
2006 North London Line service withdrawn
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°30′35″N 0°01′33″E / 51.509639°N 0.025894°E / 51.509639; 0.025894

Custom House for ExCeL station is in the Custom House area by the Royal Docks in Newham, east London. It is served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), and is in Travelcard Zone 3. It takes its name from the old Custom House, which formerly stood nearby, and the Exhibition Centre it serves.


The station opened in 1855, around the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway, which eventually became merged into the North London Line. The DLR station opened on 28 March 1994 as part of the extension to Beckton. The North London Line platforms were closed on 9 December 2006 after the closure of the Stratford to North Woolwich section of the line and DLR became the only serving service.


It is linked to the main entrance of the ExCeL Exhibition Centre by an overhead walkway, which also connects to the Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, spanning the Royal Victoria Dock to its southern side.


It is the principal public transport access to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre and its adjacent complex of hotels, restaurants and bars.


London Buses routes 147; 241; 325 and school route 678 and night route N551 serve here.


Crossrail's Abbey Wood branch will call at Custom House. It will reuse the trackbed and site of the former North London Line station, but all the buildings will be new.[5]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Boarders and Alighters by station 2007 8 2008 9 (DLR)" (XLS). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. Transport for London. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "DLR Station Data for 1st April 2010 - 31st April 2011" (PDF). Docklands Light Railway annual passenger performance 2010-2011. Transport for London. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^

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Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
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towards Beckton
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Line 1
towards Abbey Wood
  Disused Railways  
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