Elverson Road DLR station

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Elverson Road Docklands Light Railway
Elverson Road DLR station southwest entrance.JPG
Elverson Road is located in Greater London
Elverson Road
Elverson Road
Location of Elverson Road in Greater London
LocationSt Johns
Local authorityLondon Borough of Lewisham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2 and 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 1.538 million[2]
2013Increase 1.549 million[3]
2014Increase 1.727 million[3]
2015Increase 1.809 million[3]
2016Increase 1.954 million[4]
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WGS8451°28′06″N 0°00′58″W / 51.4684°N 0.0162°W / 51.4684; -0.0162Coordinates: 51°28′06″N 0°00′58″W / 51.4684°N 0.0162°W / 51.4684; -0.0162
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Railways around Lewisham and Hither Green
non-stop via London Bridge
St Johns
Elverson Road
Lewisham Docklands Light Railway
Hither Green
Hither Green TMD
South Eastern main line
to Orpington (stopping services)

Elverson Road is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in the St John's area of Lewisham in south east London, and situated in a residential neighbourhood. Opening in 1999 as part of the Lewisham extension, Elverson road station is one of the newer stations of the DLR network situated between Lewisham and Deptford Bridge.

The service pattern is as follows:

15 tph to Lewisham, calling at Lewisham only from platform 1. 15 tph to Bank, calling at Deptford Bridge, Greenwich, Cutty Sark, Island Gardens, Mudchute, Crossharbour, South Quay, Canary Wharf and West India Quay. Some trains at peak hours branch off here for Stratford. Trains then run to Westferry, Limehouse and Shadwell where some peak trains will head for Tower Gateway, and the rest will call at Bank. These services depart from platform 2.

Upon opening, the station was one of the most lightly used on the DLR network, but traffic has increased significantly following the construction of several new apartment complexes in the area.

The station is located between Deptford Bridge and Lewisham stations, and is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3.

The station site straddles the boundary between the boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich, and passengers must briefly cross into Greenwich when walking over the footbridge to reach the opposite platform.

Selective Door Operation is in use at this station as it cannot accommodate 3-car trains. Passengers wishing to alight at Elverson road must move towards the centre of the train (like Cutty Sark DLR) to alight.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. January 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2019.
  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.
  4. ^ "Passenger Numbers - Docklands Light Railway Limited" (XLSX (after downloading zip)). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
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