Limehouse station

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Limehouse
Limehouse station entrance.JPG
LocationLimehouse
Local authorityTower Hamlets
Managed byc2c (Pl. 1&2)
Docklands Light Railway (Pl. 3&4)
OwnerNetwork Rail (Pl. 1&2)
Docklands Light Railway (Pl. 3&4)
Station codeLHS
Number of platforms4
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–052.247 million[1]
2005–062.312 million[1]
2006–072.991 million[1]
2007–08Decrease 2.480 million[1]
2008–09Increase 2.695 million[1]
2009–10Increase 2.571 million[1]
2010–11Increase 3.139 million[1]
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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. On the c2c route, Limehouse is between Fenchurch Street and West Ham stations. On the Docklands Light Railway, Limehouse is between Shadwell and Westferry stations.

History[change | change source]

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.

Limehouse station today[change | change source]

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.

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/route/limehouse.htm

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