Shadwell railway station

Shadwell is a London Overground station in Shadwell in East London. It was formerly a London Underground station on the East London line until 2007. The station is between Whitechapel to the north and Wapping to the south. It is located near to Shadwell DLR station. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

Shadwell London Overground
Shadwell railway station MMB 04.jpg
Shadwell is located in Greater London
Location of Shadwell in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byArriva Rail London
OwnerLondon Overground
Station codeSDE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIShadwell Docklands Light Railway[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Increase 4.976 million[2]
2016–17Increase 5.015 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 4.971 million[2]
2018–19Increase 5.087 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 4.883 million[2]
Key dates
27 April 2010[3]Reopened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

The Overground station is underground (the DLR station is on a viaduct).

The Overground platforms are decorated with enamel panels designed by Sarah McMenemy[4] in 1995.


London UndergroundEdit

The original station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900, but reverted to its original name in 1918. A new ticket hall was built on Cable Street in 1983, replacing the original building in Watney Street, which was demolished in May 2010. Access to the station platforms was through lifts or stairs. The station was closed between 1995 and 1998, owing to repair work on the East London line's Thames Tunnel. The typical off-peak East London line service from the station was:

London OvergroundEdit

The station closed on 22 December 2007; it reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service was extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace, operated within the London Overground network.[5] A new gated northern access fronting Cornwall Street has been added, easing interchange with Shadwell DLR station, while the rest of the station has been heavily refurbished.[6]


All times below are correct as of the December 2012 timetables.

London OvergroundEdit

East London LineEdit

There is a service every 3–5 minutes throughout the day.[7] Current hourly off-peak frequency is:


London Buses routes 100, 339 and D3 serve the station.[8]


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public Accessed 27 April 2010
  4. ^ "Illustrator". Sarah McMenemy. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  5. ^ "East London Line reopening dubbed 'political stunt'". BBC News. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ "London Reconnections: ELL In Pictures: Shadwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction". Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  7. ^ [1] Archived 8 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Shadwell (Zone 2)". TfL. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
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  Out of system interchange  
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Docklands Light Railway
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