West Silvertown DLR station

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West Silvertown Docklands Light Railway
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Station entrance on northern side
West Silvertown is located in Greater London
West Silvertown
West Silvertown
Location of West Silvertown in Greater London
Location Silvertown
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2007–08 1.150 million[2]
2008–09 1.100 million[2]
2010–11 1.120 million[3]
Key dates
2005 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′10″N 0°01′21″E / 51.502778°N 0.0225°E / 51.502778; 0.0225

West Silvertown is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Silvertown which opened in December 2005. It is located on the Woolwich Arsenal branch. Trains run Westbound to Bank in the City of London and Eastbound to Woolwich Arsenal, passing through London City Airport station.

The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

Prior to December 2005, Docklands Light Railway trains would arrive at Canning Town and would only be able to continue in a South-Easterly direction towards Royal Victoria. In December 2005,[4] however, the new King George V branch was opened.

Design[edit]

Interior of the West Silvertown station

The station (like most Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift.

Location[edit]

The station is situated close to the site of Lyle Park, and was set up to serve Britannia Village and the proposed new development at Peruvian Wharf.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 474 serves the station.

Services[edit]

Trains run westbound at least every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Journey time is 3 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 8 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 18 minutes to Bank in the City of London.

Trains run eastbound every 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal. Journey time is 2 minutes to Pontoon Dock, 4 minutes to London City Airport and 6 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal, one of the two termini for eastbound trains on the Docklands Light Railway (the other is Beckton).

In peak hours, the Bank-Woolwich Arsenal service increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.

Future[edit]

A future station between this station and Canning Town is safeguarded and is being considered after the Thames Wharf development is given the go ahead and the Silvertown Tunnel is completed.

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://pressroom.dlr.co.uk/latest_news/details.asp?id=102

External links[edit]

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Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
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