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.
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.
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.
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.
|Bank||Undergound—deep tube||2 (one arrival, one departure)||29/07/1991||part of the London Underground station|
|Tower Gateway||elevated||2 (2 platforms serving 1 track)||31/08/1987||original city terminus of the DLR|
|Shadwell||elevated||2 (island platform)||31/08/1987||Interchange with East London line|
|Limehouse||elevated||2 (+2 National Rail)||31/08/1987||Interchange with National Rail LTS line services|
|West India Quay||elevated||4 (2 island platforms)||31/08/1987||closed 11/91 for rebuilding; reopened 28/6/93|
|Canary Wharf||elevated||6 (on 3 tracks)||inside Cabot Place complex|
|Heron Quays||elevated||2||31/08/1987||closed 30/9/01 for rebuilding; reopened 18/12/02|
|Mudchute||cutting||2||20/11/1999||second station on this site—original opened 31/8/87 and closed 8/1/99|
|Island Gardens||tunnel||2||20/11/1999||second station with this name—original opened 31/8/87 and closed 8/1/99|
|Greenwich||part of National Rail station||2 (+ 2 National Rail)||20/11/1999||Interchange with National Rail services|
|Lewisham||part of transport interchange||2 (island platform)||20/11/1999||Interchange with National Rail services|
|Poplar||4 (2 island platforms)||31/08/1987|
|Pudding Mill Lane||embankment||2 (island platform)||15/01/1996|
|Stratford||part of National Rail station||1 (part-bay platform)||31/08/1987||Interchange with London Underground Central and Jubilee lines and National Rail services|
|Canning Town||part of Jubilee Line station||2 (+2 Jubilee Line, +2 National Rail. Island platform)||28/03/1994||Interchange with London Underground Jubilee line|
|Custom House for ExCel||2 (island platform)||28/03/1994|
|Prince Regent||2 (island platform)||28/03/1994|
|Beckton Park||sunken in centre of roundabout||2||28/03/1994|
|Cyprus||sunken in centre of roundabout||2||28/03/1994|
|Beckton||2 (island platform)||28/03/1994|
|London City Airport||elevated||2 (island platform)||02/12/2005|
|King George V||2 (island platform)||02/12/2005|
|Woolwich Arsenal||underground||2 (island platform)||10/01/2009||Interchange with adjacent National Rail station|
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