Blackwall DLR station

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Blackwall Docklands Light Railway
Blackwall DLR station eastward geograph-3263611-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Blackwall is located in Greater London
Blackwall
Blackwall
Location of Blackwall in Greater London
Location Blackwall
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 1.592 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.694 million[3]
2014 Increase 1.879 million[3]
2015 Decrease 1.841 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°30′28″N 0°00′25″W / 51.5078°N 0.0070°W / 51.5078; -0.0070Coordinates: 51°30′28″N 0°00′25″W / 51.5078°N 0.0070°W / 51.5078; -0.0070

Blackwall is a station on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Blackwall in east London. The station is close to the northern entry to the Blackwall road tunnel under the Thames.

Blackwall station is on the Beckton branch of the DLR between Poplar and East India stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The DLR station opened, with the Beckton Branch, on 28 March 1994. There was a previous station on the same site, called Poplar station, which was served by the London and Blackwall Railway from 6 July 1840 to 3 May 1926. Blackwall station on the London and Blackwall Railway was actually farther east. The location of these two stations on the London and Blackwall Railway can be seen in the bottom-right hand corner of the Map of Poplar, 1885, referred to under External links.

A crossover west of the station allows trains from Beckton and Poplar to reverse here.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 15, 277, D6, D7 and D8 abd night route N550 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Transport for London (12 February 2013). "Freedom of Information DLR usage 1213". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Up-to-date DLR entry/exit statistics for each station" (XLSX). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

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