The City route From Bank / Tower gateway to Poplar
For exact distances between stations, see my useless statistics page
DLR's city route is the main connection between the Isle of Dogs and central london. It originally started at Tower Gateway, just a short walk from Tower Hill. The elevated Tower Gateway station exists of a single platform with tracks on both sides.
Image: Tower Gateway station
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From here the line runs next to British Rail tracks with Shadwell station as the next stop. Shadwell station has one island platform with stairs and a lift down to street level. Limehouse station, which is also a British Rail station is next on the line. East of Limehouse station the line continues over a 1840 built brick arch viaduct to Westferry station with two side platforms, again with stairs and lifts to street level. From here the trains either climb to join the Poplar-West India Quay tracks or the trains continue east to Poplar station and on to Beckton. In 1991 the city line was extended further into the city to a new underground station at Bank with connections to 5 london underground lines. The bank extension runs through 2 seperate tunnels and joins the single line from Tower Gateway just before Shadwell station.
Bank station, click for full-size


Docklands Light Rail page / R.P.F. Consemulder / dlrsite@conz.co.uk / august 1999