West Silvertown is a station on the Docklands Light Railway which opened in December 2005. It is located on the King George V branch. Trains run Westbound to Bank in the City of London and Eastbound to King George V, passing through London City Airport station.
The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.
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
, however, the new King George V branch was opened and trains can now continue South: they cross under Lower Lea Crossing, travel along Silvertown Way before reaching North Woolwich Road [A1020], where West Silvertown DLR is located. 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. The station (like most Docklands Light Railway
stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift.
There is a future station planned to the north-west of here called Thames Wharf but it depends on regeneration of the area, amongst other things.
Trains run 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
branches of the DLR and 18 minutes to Bank
in the City of London
Trains run every 10 minutes to King George V
in the area of North Woolwich
. Journey time is 2 minutes to Pontoon Dock
, 4 minutes to London City Airport
and 6 minutes to King George V
, one of the two Eastbound termini of the Docklands Light Railway
(the other is Beckton