Limehouse railway station (1840–1926)

Limehouse was a railway station in Limehouse, London, on the London and Blackwall Railway (LBR).

OwnerLondon and Blackwall Railway
Number of platforms2
Key dates
6 July 1840 (1840-07-06)Opened
3 May 1926 (1926-05-03)Closed
Other information
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

It opened in July 1840 and was located at the junction of Bate Street and Three Colt Street, between Stepney station (which after several renamings is the current Limehouse station) and West India Docks station. It closed in May 1926, however the line continued to carry freight to the Isle of Dogs until the 1960s. The platforms at Limehouse were demolished soon after closure but the ground-level station buildings still survive to this day beneath the viaduct.

In the 1980s the viaduct it stood on was reused for the City branch of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The present-day Westferry DLR station stands 200 yards to the east of its site.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line closed, station open
  Great Eastern Railway
London and Blackwall Railway
  West India Docks
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°30′38″N 0°01′47″W / 51.5106°N 0.0297°W / 51.5106; -0.0297