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West India Quay

West India Quay is a leisure complex in East London and a part of Canary Wharf[1] in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is immediately to the north of the West India Docks. The warehouse at West India Quay was used to store imported goods from the West Indies, such as tea, sugar and rum, and is now a Grade 1 listed building.[2]

West India Quay
North Quay, West India Dock.jpg
Location Canary Wharf, Poplar
London, E14
United Kingdom
Management Land Securities Group
Owner Land Securities Group
No. of stores and services 15

Museum of London Docklands is in West India Quay, inside one of the two remaining traditional brick warehouses in the West India Docks, as is 1 West India Quay. The West India Quay DLR station serves the area.

Collision at West India Quay bridgeEdit

On 22 April 1991, two Docklands Light Railway trains collided at a junction on the West India Quay bridge during morning rush hour, requiring a shutdown of the entire system and evacuation of the involved passengers by ladder.[3][4] One of the two trains was travelling automatically, operating without a driver, while the other was under manual control.[5]


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  2. ^ Grade l Building reference (Tower Hamlets) LB644(a), Warehouses and General Offices, West India Dock Road, at western end of North Quay, retrieved from 2009-12-24
  3. ^ Another commuter train wreck in London, Jonathan I. Kamens, RISKS Digest Volume 11 Issue 52 Article 1, 23 April 1991
  4. ^ Computer-controlled commuter trains collide in east London, UPI report relayed by ClariNet news service, 22 April 1991
  5. ^ Re: Trains collide in east London, Ian G Batten, RISKS Digest Volume 11 Issue 54 Article 10, 25 April 1991

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