Canary Wharf DLR station

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Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway
Station viewed from the south
Canary Wharf is located in Greater London
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Location of Canary Wharf in Greater London
Location Canary Wharf
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 6 (facing 3 tracks)
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 2
OSI Canary Wharf London Underground [2]
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 17.228 million[3]
2013 Decrease 16.872 million[4]
2014 Increase 18.034 million[4]
2015 Increase 19.035 million[4]
Key dates
1991 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°30′18″N 0°01′15″W / 51.5051°N 0.0209°W / 51.5051; -0.0209Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°01′15″W / 51.5051°N 0.0209°W / 51.5051; -0.0209
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Canary Wharf is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs in Greater London, England. The station was built into the base of One Canada Square itself, between two parts of a shopping centre,[5] it serves the Canary Wharf office complex. The station itself has six platforms serving three rail tracks and is sheltered by a distinctive elliptical glass roof.

The station is located on the DLR between Heron Quays station and West India Quay station, which are in fact the three closest railway stations on the same line in the world.[citation needed] The station is shown on the Tube map as being within walking distance of Canary Wharf tube station;[6] however, Heron Quays DLR station is indicated as closer by around 50 metres.


A DLR train leaving Canary Wharf station, heading for Bank

Canary Wharf station had been part of the original DLR plans, but when the system opened in August 1987 the station was not ready.[7] It was originally planned that the station would be similar to the original station at Heron Quays, with two small platforms either side of the tracks. It soon became apparent that the Canary Wharf development would produce demand well above the capacity of a simple station. On 17 July 1987 (over a month before the DLR opened to the public) a contract was awarded to GEC-Mowlem Railway Group to rebuild the station into the considerably more elaborate and spacious design that exists today. It was opened in November 1991.[7]

Rail service and frequency[edit]

Canary Wharf is served by two lines of the DLR — Bank to Lewisham and Stratford to Lewisham. Service to Bank comes at 3.5 minute intervals from 6.30am to 10.00am; four minute intervals from 4.30pm to 7.30pm; seven minutes intervals from 7.30pm to 9pm; and ten minute intervals from 5.30am to 6.30am, 10am to 4pm, and 9pm to 12.30am.[8] There are also occasional services between Tower Gateway and Lewisham or Crossharbour.


Six London Buses routes serve this station: 135, 277 and the D prefix routes D3, D7 and D8 and N550 serve the station; additionally 277 has a 24-hour service.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Transport for London (12 February 2013). "Freedom of Information DLR usage 1213". Transport for London. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Canary Wharf - Transport for London TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  6. ^ Tube map TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  7. ^ a b DLR history timeline TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  8. ^ DLR frequencies TfL official site Retrieved 4 September 2007

External links[edit]

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway
towards Lewisham
  Out of system interchange  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
Transfer at: Canary Wharf
towards Stratford
  Future interchange  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Elizabeth line
Transfer at: Canary Wharf
towards Abbey Wood