West Silvertown DLR station
Station entrance on northern side
Location of West Silvertown in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||Docklands Light Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
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West Silvertown is a station on the Docklands Light Railway 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.
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, however, the new King George V branch was opened.
The station (like most Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift.
Location and Connections
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.
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.
A future station between Canning Town and West Silvertown is being considered.
- "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
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towards Woolwich Arsenal