West Silvertown DLR station

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West Silvertown Docklands Light Railway
West Silvertown DLR Station - geograph.org.uk - 1372588.jpg
Station entrance on northern side
West Silvertown is located in Greater London
West Silvertown
West Silvertown
Location of West Silvertown in Greater London
Location Silvertown
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by Docklands Light Railway
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012 Increase 1.473 million[2]
2013 Decrease 1.360 million[3]
2014 Increase 1.498 million[3]
2015 Increase 1.736 million[3]
2016 Increase 2.068 million[4]
Key dates
2005 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°30′10″N 0°01′21″E / 51.502778°N 0.0225°E / 51.502778; 0.0225Coordinates: 51°30′10″N 0°01′21″E / 51.502778°N 0.0225°E / 51.502778; 0.0225
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West Silvertown is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Silvertown which opened in December 2005. It is located on the Woolwich Arsenal branch. Trains run Westbound to Bank in the City of London and Eastbound to Woolwich Arsenal, passing through London City Airport station.

The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.


Prior to December 2005, Docklands Light Railway trains would arrive at Canning Town and would only be able to continue in a South-Easterly direction towards Royal Victoria. In December 2005,[5] however, the new King George V branch was opened.


Interior of the West Silvertown station

The station (like most Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift.


The station is situated close to the site of Lyle Park, and was set up to serve Britannia Village and the proposed new development at Peruvian Wharf.


London Buses route 474 serves the station.


Trains run westbound at least every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Journey time is 3 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 8 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 18 minutes to Bank in the City of London.

Trains run eastbound every 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal. Journey time is 2 minutes to Pontoon Dock, 4 minutes to London City Airport and 6 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal, one of the two termini for eastbound trains on the Docklands Light Railway (the other is Beckton).

In peak hours, the Bank-Woolwich Arsenal service increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.


A future station between this station and Canning Town is safeguarded and is being considered after the Thames Wharf development is given the go ahead and the Silvertown Tunnel is completed.


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 June 2018. 
  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. ^ "Passenger Numbers - Docklands Light Railway Limited" (XLSX (after downloading zip)). What Do They Know. Transport for London. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 
  5. ^ http://pressroom.dlr.co.uk/latest_news/details.asp?id=102

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