Blackwall DLR station

Blackwall is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Blackwall area of Poplar in London, England. It is located very close to the northern entrance to the Blackwall road tunnel under the River Thames. The station is on the Beckton branch of the DLR between Poplar and East India stations.

Blackwall Docklands Light Railway
Blackwall DLR station eastward geograph-3263611-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Blackwall is located in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Location of Blackwall in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 1.592 million[2]
2013Increase 1.694 million[3]
2014Increase 1.879 million[3]
2015Decrease 1.841 million[3]
2016Decrease 1.834 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyDocklands Light Railway
Key dates
28 March 1994Opened
Other information
WGS8451°30′28″N 0°00′25″W / 51.5078°N 0.0070°W / 51.5078; -0.0070Coordinates: 51°30′28″N 0°00′25″W / 51.5078°N 0.0070°W / 51.5078; -0.0070
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The DLR station opened, with the Beckton Branch, on 28 March 1994. There was a previous station very close to this site, called Poplar station, which was served by the London and Blackwall Railway from 6 July 1840 to 3 May 1926. Poplar station was along the route of Aspen Way just to the south and east of the DLR station. Blackwall station on the London and Blackwall Railway was actually farther east, on what is today Jamestown Way. A crossover west of the station allows trains from Beckton and Poplar to reverse here.


London Buses route 15 serves the station.[5]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2020.
  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. ^ "Blackwall Station". TfL. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway