Limehouse station

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Limehouse
Limehouse is located in Greater London
Limehouse

Location of Limehouse in Greater London
Location Limehouse
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by c2c (Pl. 1&2)
Docklands Light Railway (Pl. 3&4)
Owner Network Rail (Pl. 1&2)
Docklands Light Railway (Pl. 3&4)
Station code LHS
Number of platforms 4

National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 2.247 million[1]
2005–06 2.312 million[1]
2006–07 2.991 million[1]
2007–08 Decrease 2.480 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 2.695 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 2.571 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 3.139 million[1]
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Coordinates: 51°30′45″N 0°02′23″W / 51.5124°N 0.0397°W / 51.5124; -0.0397

Limehouse station is a railway station in Limehouse district of east London. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2. It is served by Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services and by National Rail services. The National Rail services are operated by c2c out of Fenchurch Street station.

According to train operators c2c, "Limehouse is a bustling commuter station in the rush hour with passengers changing onto the Docklands Light Railway. At quieter times of day, it's an ideal stop-off point for Limehouse Basin and Thames-side walks through London's Docklands".[2]

The station was opened on 3 August 1840 as part of the London and Blackwall Railway. The area used to be known as Ratcliffe, whilst the station has been previously known as Stepney, Stepney Junction and later Stepney East station. Another station some distance to the east on the London and Blackwall Railway, open between 1840 and 1926, had previously been called Limehouse.

The current Limehouse station is to the west of Limehouse Basin, a marina and residential complex, and the Regent's Canal. Nearby is the north end of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, and the western end of the Limehouse Link tunnel. The station holds Secure Stations Scheme accreditation.

Ticket office[change | change source]

The ticket office is in the station building, and is managed by c2c. Tickets can be bought for National Rail services, the Docklands Light Railway and on Oyster card.

Services[change | change source]

The typical off-peak service frequency for c2c is:

The typical off-peak service frequency for DLR is:

  • 15 tph to Bank
    • 9 tph to Lewisham
    • 6 tph to Woolwich Arsenal
  • 6 tph to Tower Gateway
    • 6 tph to Beckton
Preceding station   Docklands Light Railway DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway
National Rail
London Fenchurch Street   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  West Ham

Former routes[change | change source]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Shadwell   Great Eastern Railway
Stratford Branch
  Burdett Road
  London & Blackwall Railway
Main Line
  Limehouse (L&BR)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/route/limehouse.htm

Other websites[change | change source]