Shadwell railway station

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Shadwell London Overground
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Shadwell is located in Greater London
Location of Shadwell in Greater London
Location Shadwell
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Overground
Owner Transport for London
Station code SDE
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Shadwell Docklands Light Railway [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2007 Increase 1.787 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 0.988 million[3]
2011–12 Increase 1.659 million[3]
2012–13 Increase 2.028 million[3]
2013–14 Increase 2.126 million[3]
2014–15 Increase 2.673 million[3]
Key dates
1876 Opened
2007 Closed
27 April 2010[4] Reopened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569

Shadwell is a station in Shadwell on the East London Line of the London Overground, between Whitechapel to the north and Wapping to the south. It is located near to Shadwell DLR station. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The Overground station is underground (the DLR station is on a viaduct).

The Overground platforms are decorated with enamel panels designed by Sarah McMenemy[5] in 1995.


London Underground[edit]

The original station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900 but reverted to its original name in 1918. In 1983, a new ticket hall was built on Cable Street, replacing the original building in Watney Street, which was demolished in May 2010. Access to the station platforms was through lifts or stairs. The station was closed between 1995 and 1998 due to repair work on the East London Line's Thames Tunnel. The typical off-peak East London Line service from the station was:

London Overground[edit]

The station closed on 22 December 2007, reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace operated within the London Overground network.[6] A new gated northern access fronting Cornwall Street has been added, easing interchange with the Shadwell DLR station, whilst the rest of the station was also heavily refurbished.[7]


All times below are correct as of the December 2012 timetables.

London Overground[edit]

East London Line[edit]

There is a service every 3–5 minutes throughout the day.[8] Current hourly off-peak frequency is:


London Buses routes 100, D3, and 339 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public Accessed 27 April 2010
  5. ^ "Illustrator". Sarah McMenemy. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "East London Line reopening dubbed 'political stunt'". BBC News. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  7. ^ "London Reconnections: ELL In Pictures: Shadwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction". Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  8. ^ [1] Archived 8 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
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Docklands Light Railway
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