Canary Wharf DLR station

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Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway
CanaryWharfDLRstation.jpg
Station viewed from the south
Canary Wharf is located in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
Location of Canary Wharf in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
LocationCanary Wharf
Local authorityTower Hamlets
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms6 (facing 3 tracks)
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2
OSICanary Wharf London Underground
Canary Wharf Elizabeth Line[2]
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2016Increase 19.359 million[3]
2017Decrease 18.008 million[4]
2018Increase 18.161 million[5]
2019Increase 18.319 million[6]
2020Decrease 4.222 million[7]
Key dates
November 1991Opened
Other information
WGS8451°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
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Canary Wharf is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in the Canary Wharf in East London. The station was built into the base of One Canada Square itself, between two parts of a shopping centre,[8] 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. Canary Wharf is presently a terminus for the Stratford-Lewisham Line and services now only run to Lewisham in peak hours. The station is shown on the Tube map as being within walking distance of Canary Wharf Underground station;[9] however, Heron Quays DLR station is indicated as closer by around 50 metres. It is also within walking distance of Canary Wharf station on the Elizabeth line.

History[edit]

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.[10] 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.[10]

Services[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.[11] There are also occasional services between Tower Gateway and Lewisham or Crossharbour.

Preceding station   DLR no-text roundel.svg DLR   Following station
Docklands Light Railway
towards Lewisham
(eastbound West India Quay Bypass)
towards Bank
Terminus
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
  Out of station interchange  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel (no text).svg Elizabeth line   Following station
towards Paddington
Elizabeth line
Transfer at: Canary Wharf
towards Abbey Wood

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 135, 277, D3, D7, D8 and night routes N277 and N550 serve the station.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 24 May 2022. Retrieved 5 June 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Passenger Numbers - Docklands Light Railway Limited" (XLSX (after downloading zip)). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2017. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  8. ^ Canary Wharf - Transport for London TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  9. ^ Tube map TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  10. ^ a b DLR history timeline TfL official site Retrieved 3 September 2007
  11. ^ DLR frequencies TfL official site Retrieved 4 September 2007
  12. ^ "Buses from Canary Wharf" (PDF). TfL. May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

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