Canary Wharf DLR station

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This article is about the Docklands Light Railway station. For the London Underground station, see Canary Wharf tube station. For the Crossrail station, see Canary Wharf railway station.
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 London Borough of 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

Canary Wharf DLR station is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Canary Wharf, east London, England. Built into the base of One Canada Square, 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, in Travelcard Zone 2, 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.


London Buses routes 135, 277, D3, D7 and D8 and night route N550 serve the station.

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. May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. 
  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
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