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West Silvertown DLR station

West Silvertown is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Silvertown which opened in December 2005. It is located on the Woolwich Arsenal branch. Trains run Westbound to Bank in the City of London and Eastbound to Woolwich Arsenal, passing through London City Airport station.

West Silvertown Docklands Light Railway
West Silvertown DLR Station - geograph.org.uk - 1372588.jpg
Station entrance on northern side
West Silvertown is located in Greater London
West Silvertown
West Silvertown
Location of West Silvertown in Greater London
LocationSilvertown
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byDocklands Light Railway
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone3
DLR annual boardings and alightings
2012Increase 1.473 million[2]
2013Decrease 1.360 million[3]
2014Increase 1.498 million[3]
2015Increase 1.736 million[3]
2016Increase 2.068 million[4]
Key dates
2005Opened
Other information
WGS8451°30′10″N 0°01′21″E / 51.502778°N 0.0225°E / 51.502778; 0.0225Coordinates: 51°30′10″N 0°01′21″E / 51.502778°N 0.0225°E / 51.502778; 0.0225
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The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.

HistoryEdit

Prior to December 2005, Docklands Light Railway trains would arrive at Canning Town and would only be able to continue in a South-Easterly direction towards Royal Victoria. In December 2005,[5] however, the new King George V branch was opened.

DesignEdit

 
Interior of the West Silvertown station

The station (like most Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift.

LocationEdit

The station is situated close to the site of Lyle Park, and was set up to serve Britannia Village and the proposed new development at Peruvian Wharf.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses route 474 serves the station.

ServicesEdit

Trains run westbound at least every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Journey time is 3 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 8 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 18 minutes to Bank in the City of London.

Trains run eastbound every 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal. Journey time is 2 minutes to Pontoon Dock, 4 minutes to London City Airport and 6 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal, one of the two termini for eastbound trains on the Docklands Light Railway (the other is Beckton).

In peak hours, the Bank-Woolwich Arsenal service increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal.

FutureEdit

A future Thames Wharf station between this station and Canning Town is safeguarded and is being considered after the Thames Wharf development is given the go ahead and the Silvertown Tunnel is completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  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. ^ http://pressroom.dlr.co.uk/latest_news/details.asp?id=102

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