Shadwell railway station

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Shadwell London Overground
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Shadwell is located in Greater London
Location of Shadwell in Greater London
Location Shadwell
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by Arriva Rail London
Owner London Overground
Station code SDE
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Shadwell Docklands Light Railway[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Increase 2.028 million[2]
2013–14 Increase 2.126 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 2.673 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 4.976 million[2]
2016–17 Increase 5.015 million[2]
Key dates
1876 Opened
2007 Closed
27 April 2010[3] Reopened
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WGS84 51°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5112°N 0.0569°W / 51.5112; -0.0569
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Shadwell is a rapid transit station on the London Overground East London Line in Shadwell in east London, and is served by Arriva Rail London (although there is no standard red National Rail "double arrow" logo signage located at the station, only the London Overground roundel).[4] The station is between Whitechapel to the north and Wapping to the south. It is located near to Shadwell DLR station. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The Overground station is underground (the DLR station is on a viaduct).

The Overground platforms are decorated with enamel panels designed by Sarah McMenemy[5] in 1995.


London Underground

The original station was one of the oldest on the network, and was built over a spring. First opened by the East London Railway on 10 April 1876, it was first served by the District Railway and Metropolitan Railway on 1 October 1884. It was renamed Shadwell & St. George-in-the-East on 1 July 1900, but reverted to its original name in 1918. A new ticket hall was built on Cable Street in 1983, replacing the original building in Watney Street, which was demolished in May 2010. Access to the station platforms was through lifts or stairs. The station was closed between 1995 and 1998, owing to repair work on the East London line's Thames Tunnel. The typical off-peak East London line service from the station was:

London Overground

The station closed on 22 December 2007; it reopened on 27 April 2010 for a preview service to New Cross and New Cross Gate, and from 23 May 2010, the latter service was extended to West Croydon / Crystal Palace, operated within the London Overground network.[6] A new gated northern access fronting Cornwall Street has been added, easing interchange with Shadwell DLR station, while the rest of the station has been heavily refurbished.[7]


All times below are correct as of the December 2012 timetables.

London Overground

East London Line

There is a service every 3–5 minutes throughout the day.[8] Current hourly off-peak frequency is:


Three London Buses routes served the station: 100, D3, and 339.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ BBC London:The new East London Line opens to the public Accessed 27 April 2010
  4. ^ "London Overground Signs Standard – Issue 3" (PDF). Transport for London. 3 August 2009. p. 18. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Illustrator". Sarah McMenemy. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  6. ^ "East London Line reopening dubbed 'political stunt'". BBC News. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  7. ^ "London Reconnections: ELL In Pictures: Shadwell, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston and Dalston Junction". Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  8. ^ [1] Archived 8 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
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