West India Docks railway station

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West India Docks
Location Limehouse
Owner London and Blackwall Railway
Number of platforms 2
Key dates
6 July 1840 (1840-07-06) Opened
3 May 1926 (1926-05-03) Closed
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West India Docks was a railway station in Limehouse, east London, that was opened by the Commercial Railway (later the London and Blackwall Railway) in 1840. It was situated between Limehouse and Millwall Junction stations, 2 miles 35 chains (3.9 km) down-line from Fenchurch Street. As the name implies, the station served the West India Docks, though it was located on the north side of the northernmost of the three docks; the LBR was later extended to a new Millwall Docks station to serve the other two docks.

West India Docks station opened on 6 July 1840. It was closed to passenger service on 3 May 1926, along with the rest of the LBR east of Stepney. The station, including its timber platforms, was demolished in 1931-34 and today no trace of it remains, and the surrounding area has been heavily redeveloped. The station was located at the junction of Garford Street and West India Dock Road, west of the modern-day Aspen Way. The Docklands Light Railway line between Westferry and West India Quays runs through the station site, although the viaduct it runs on has been completely rebuilt.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Limehouse
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
London and Blackwall Railway
  Millwall Junction
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°30′31″N 0°01′27″W / 51.5086°N 0.0242°W / 51.5086; -0.0242