West India Quay DLR Station - Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.414 W 000° 01.241
30U E 706750 N 5710405
West India Quay is at the northern end of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) that runs through the Isle of Dogs from Lewisham in the south of London. From this station the track splits to go to Poplar (east) or Westferry (west).
Waymark Code: WMGAW4
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 02/07/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Wikipedia [visit link] tells us about the station:

"West India Quay DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway in London, England. It is situated at the point where the line from Lewisham splits into branches to Tower Gateway/Bank and Stratford. The next stations on each line are Canary Wharf DLR station (to Lewisham), Westferry (to Tower Gateway/Bank) and Poplar DLR station (to Stratford). The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

West India Quay station is located over the northern half of the dock of the same name in the central portion of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Situated to the south of Billingsgate Road and Aspen Way (A1261), the station is near the edge of the main Docklands re-development area.

The distance from West India Quay DLR to Canary Wharf DLR is just 0.124 miles (199 m), the shortest distance on the entire London Underground and Docklands Light Railway system. Indeed, while standing at the station, the platforms for Canary Wharf are clearly visible just down the line. This can also be seen at Heron Quays station.

West India Quay will be the closest DLR station to the Canary Wharf Crossrail station when it opens in 2018.

The station opened in 1987, but was closed from 1991 to 1993 as the surrounding area was rebuilt. The station is near to the Museum in Docklands and the adjoining hotel and leisure facilities on the north quay of West India Docks, and indeed the platforms of the station extend over part of the dock."

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Above street level

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