Shadwell DLR station

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Shadwell Docklands Light Railway
Docklands Light Railway trein in Shadwell (12753975413).jpg
Shadwell is located in Greater London
Location of Shadwell in Greater London
Location Shadwell
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 2
OSI Shadwell London Overground
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 6.671 million[2]
2013 Increase 7.215 million[3]
2014 Increase 8.091 million[3]
2015 Increase 8.604 million[3]
Key dates
1987 Opened
Other information
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WGS84 51°30′42″N 0°03′22″W / 51.511711°N 0.056214°W / 51.511711; -0.056214Coordinates: 51°30′42″N 0°03′22″W / 51.511711°N 0.056214°W / 51.511711; -0.056214
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Shadwell is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Shadwell in Greater London, England and is between the terminals of Bank and Tower Gateway to the west and Limehouse to the east. The 1991 Bank extension joins the main DLR line just to the west of Shadwell. It is located near Shadwell railway station for London Overground services in Travelcard Zone 2.


It opened on 31 August 1987 as part of the first tranche of DLR stations. Initially designed for one-car DLR trains, Shadwell's platform underwent extension to two-car operation in 1991. The station underwent further refurbishment in 2009, which extended the platforms to accommodate three-car trains, revamped the station entrance at ground level, and added an emergency exit at the east end of the platforms.


The station stands on a viaduct and consists of a single island platform serving trains in both directions. The ticket machines and entrance are located at ground level to the west of the island platforms, facing onto Watney Street. The station is usually unstaffed like most other stations on the DLR. There is a crossover west of the station which allows trains from Westferry, Bank or Tower Gateway to reverse here.


London Buses routes 100, 339 and the D prefix route D3 (towards Whitechapel only) serve the station.[4]


The typical off peak service from the station is:

  • 15 tph (trains per hour) to Bank
  • 6 tph to Tower Gateway
  • 6 tph to Woolwich Arsenal
  • 6 tph to Beckton
  • 9 tph to Lewisham


  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. 
  4. ^

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