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Westferry station All Saints station Gallions Reach station

There are 39 stations on the DLR. All are distinct stations (as opposed to on-street platforms, or stops integrated into their surroundings), consisting of full-height platforms which are compulsory ticket areas. Train tracks are strictly off-limits to passengers.

Canary Wharf station Tower Gateway station West Silvertown station

The standard layout is two platforms, each long enough for a double unit, but stations vary widely in size and design from the single bay platform at Stratford (part of the National Rail/London Underground station) to the 6-platform Canary Wharf with its overall trainshed. Many DLR stations are elevated, on sections of viaduct, but there are also stations at ground level or in cuttings, and three are underground (Bank, Island Gardens and Cutty Sark). Twelve of the stations have interchange with London Underground or National Rail services, and four of these are part of a larger station.

station platform station platform station platform

All stations have ticket machines, shelters, information displays, next-train indicators and passenger information/emergency help-points. Tickets must be bought in advance of travel, and are compulsory on platforms as well as trains—at each station red lines delineate the compulsory ticket area.

ticket machine ticket machine screen Oyster reader

Of the original 16 stations, all but Stratford have been rebuilt to accomodate double-unit trains and to improve conditions for waiting passengers. At Stratford the existing platform (a former main line railway platform) was already long enough for double-unit trains. Stations on the London City Airport extension have been built to accept three-unit trains, as have the stations at Bank, Canary Wharf, Heron Quays and Island Gardens, and platforms at other stations on the City–Lewisham route will be extended ready for three-train operation in 2009.

To view all DLR stations in Google Earth's satellite imagery, click here (requires Google Earth software—available for Windows Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.4.0+ and Linux). Each station page also has a link to Google Earth imagery of that station.

Select a stop name for pictures, or go to the Bank/Tower Gateway, Canary Wharf/Lewisham, Stratford, Beckton or City Airport route page for clickable route maps
StopLocationPlatformsOpening dateNotes
BankUndergound—deep tube2 (one arrival, one departure)29/07/1991part of the London Underground station
Tower Gatewayelevated2 (2 platforms serving 1 track)31/08/1987original city terminus of the DLR
Shadwellelevated2 (island platform)31/08/1987Interchange with East London line
Limehouseelevated2 (+2 National Rail)31/08/1987Interchange with National Rail LTS line services
Westferryelevated231/08/1987 
West India Quayelevated4 (2 island platforms)31/08/1987closed 11/91 for rebuilding; reopened 28/6/93
Canary Wharfelevated6 (on 3 tracks) inside Cabot Place complex
Heron Quayselevated231/08/1987closed 30/9/01 for rebuilding; reopened 18/12/02
South Quayelevated231/08/1997 
Crossharbourembankment231/08/1987 
Mudchutecutting220/11/1999second station on this site—original opened 31/8/87 and closed 8/1/99
Island Gardenstunnel220/11/1999second station with this name—original opened 31/8/87 and closed 8/1/99
Cutty Sarktunnel220/11/1999 
Greenwichpart of National Rail station2 (+ 2 National Rail)20/11/1999Interchange with National Rail services
Deptford Bridgeelevated220/11/1999 
Elverson Road 220/11/1999 
Lewishampart of transport interchange2 (island platform)20/11/1999Interchange with National Rail services
Poplar 4 (2 island platforms)31/08/1987 
All Saintscutting231/08/1987 
Langdon Park 209/12/2007 
Devons Roadcutting231/08/1987 
Bow Churchcutting231/08/1987 
Pudding Mill Laneembankment2 (island platform)15/01/1996 
Stratfordpart of National Rail station1 (part-bay platform)31/08/1987Interchange with London Underground Central and Jubilee lines and National Rail services
Blackwallelevated228/03/1994 
East Indiaelevated228/03/1994 
Canning Townpart of Jubilee Line station2 (+2 Jubilee Line, +2 National Rail. Island platform)28/03/1994Interchange with London Underground Jubilee line
Royal Victoria 228/03/1994 
Custom House for ExCel 2 (island platform)28/03/1994 
Prince Regent 2 (island platform)28/03/1994 
Royal Albertelevated228/03/1994 
Beckton Parksunken in centre of roundabout228/03/1994 
Cyprussunken in centre of roundabout228/03/1994 
Gallions Reachelevated228/03/1994 
Beckton 2 (island platform)28/03/1994 
West Silvertownelevated202/12/2005 
Pontoon Dockelevated202/12/2005 
London City Airportelevated2 (island platform)02/12/2005 
King George V 2 (island platform)02/12/2005 
Woolwich Arsenalunderground2 (island platform)10/01/2009Interchange with adjacent National Rail station
Poplar depot    
Beckton depot    
 

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