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Limehouse Docklands Light Railway National Rail
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The Docklands Light Railway platforms at Limehouse, 2013
Location Limehouse
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by c2c
Docklands Light Railway
Owner Network Rail
Transport for London
Station code LHS
DfT category E
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 2
Railway companies
Original company Commercial Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1840 Opened as Stepney by LBR
1850 LBER platforms opened
1923 Renamed Stepney East
1926 LBR platforms closed
11 May 1987 Renamed Limehouse
31 July 1987 DLR platforms opened
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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.


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

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".


Preceding station   Docklands Light Railway DLR   Following station
towards Bank or Tower Gateway
Docklands Light Railway
National Rail
Fenchurch Street   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  West Ham

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