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Bankelevated31st August 19872

Tower Gateway was the original city terminus of the DLR, built to keep the railway within a very limited budget and designed to be replaced when passenger figures justified a more central (and more expensive) terminus. Bank, the intended replacement, opened four years later, but Tower Gateway has remained open and still sees significant usage.

The station is elevated, being built on a new viaduct alongside the mainline railway into Fenchurch Street. The main entrance is on Minories, a short walk from the nearest tube station, Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines. Fenchurch Street mainline station is also close by. The 'Tower' in Tower Gateway is the Tower of London, which is next to the station.

Tower Gateway was originally built with two tracks serving an island platform. Following closure and refurbshment, the station re-opened in 2009 with seperate arrival and departure tracks either side of a single track.

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