Shadwell railway station
Location of Shadwell in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|27 April 2010||Reopened|
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Shadwell is a station on the East London Line in Shadwell within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London and is served by National Rail London Overground services under the control of the London Rail division of Transport for London, however there is no standard red National Rail "double arrow" logo signage located at the station, instead only the Overground roundel. The station is 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 in 1995.
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:
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. 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.
All times below are correct as of the December 2012 timetables.
East London Line
There is a service every 3–5 minutes throughout the day. Current hourly off-peak frequency is:
- 8 to Highbury & Islington
- 8 to Dalston Junction
- 4 to West Croydon
- 4 to Crystal Palace
- 4 to New Cross
- 4 to Clapham Junction via Peckham Rye
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shadwell railway station.|
- "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public Accessed 27 April 2010
- "London Overground Signs Standard – Issue 3" (PDF). Transport for London. 3 August 2009. p. 18. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
- "Illustrator". Sarah McMenemy. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "East London Line reopening dubbed 'political stunt'". BBC News. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "London Reconnections: ELL In Pictures: Shadwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction". Londonreconnections.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
-  Archived 8 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
|East London Line|
|Out of system interchange|
|Preceding station||DLR||Following station|
|Docklands Light Railway
Transfer at: Shadwell
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
towards New Cross Gate
|East London line