Poplar DLR station

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Poplar Docklands Light Railway
Poplar DLR platforms 2 and 3.jpg
Platforms 2 and 3 at Poplar DLR station
Poplar is located in Greater London
Poplar
Poplar
Location of Poplar in Greater London
Location Poplar
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 2.542 million[2]
2013 Decrease 2.200 million[3]
2014 Increase 2.415 million[3]
2015 Increase 2.710 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Docklands Light Railway
Key dates
31 August 1987 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°30′28″N 0°01′03″W / 51.5077°N 0.0174°W / 51.5077; -0.0174Coordinates: 51°30′28″N 0°01′03″W / 51.5077°N 0.0174°W / 51.5077; -0.0174
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Poplar is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in Poplar in Greater London, England. The station is situated in the East End of London which is served by three of the six regular routes on the DLR (Stratford-Lewisham, Bank-Woolwich Arsenal and Tower Gateway-Beckton) making it one of the busiest stations on the network in terms of services.

History[edit]

Long before the opening of the DLR in 1987, there had been three stations with the name Poplar. However, none was on the site of the current station.

Poplar DLR station was opened on 21 August 1987, originally with just two platforms, being served only by the Stratford-Island Gardens branch of the DLR. As the DLR was expanded eastwards, the station was extensively remodelled, given two extra platforms and expanded to take two-car operation. On 28 March 1994 Poplar became the western terminus of the new Beckton branch, which opened the same day; on 31 July 1995 the line was extended west, joining Poplar with Westferry via a flying junction and enabling Beckton services to run to Tower Gateway. Bank to King George V (later Woolwich Arsenal) services through the station commenced on 2 December 2005.

Location[edit]

Poplar serves a junction in four directions:

The central depot for the DLR is situated next to Poplar station and is accessed through a pair of tracks just east of Poplar. These feature the tightest curves in operation on the railway.

Panorama view of the Poplar

Crossrail[edit]

From 2017, when Crossrail opens, Poplar DLR station will be directly adjacent to the new Canary Wharf railway station. This will enable easy transfers between the two systems.

See also[edit]

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
towards Lewisham
Docklands Light Railway
towards Stratford