Accessible Transport in London - Canary Wharf DLR, Elizabeth Line station

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Canary Wharf DLR station entrance  - in November 2021

Canary Wharf DLR station entrance - in November 2021

I visited Canary Wharf DLR station in November 2021, and again in May 2022.
On Tuesday, May 24th 2022, the first section of the Elizabeth Line officially opened.
Canary Wharf is on the Elizabeth Line, and a station to swap from the DLR, or Jubilee line, although some distance is involved in swapping stations.

Canary Wharf Map - in May 2022.

Canary Wharf Map - in May 2022.

It is highly accessible to the street level via lifts.
Canary Wharf is a modern station on the highly accessible DLR line. It has a public lift from the street to the platform, and the step onto the trains from the platform is slight. This station is recommended as highly accessible for wheelchair users.

Canary Wharf is also on the accessible Jubilee line, an alternative route which includes stations such as London Bridge and Stratford. There is a 200 metre travel via the street to change lines between the DLR and the Jubilee lines at this station. Canning Town is also nearby which offers this platform change without the 200 metre travel.

For completeness, the Canary Wharf Pier is accessible. It is on the Thames trail, and from Canary wharf stations (DLR, Jubilee and Elizabeth line), you need to head for West India Avenue. Most of the local buses also head in the correct direction.

Canary Wharf Pier - in May 2022 from the Thames trail


Lift access between street and platform. Escalator access also available. Canary Wharf DLR station is
200 metres away via the street.

AccessAble Access Guide :

Accessibility friendly : Yes. Jubilee line both directions (A step 50mm/gap 70mm). DLR both directions (A step 50mm/ gap 84mm). 200m between Jubilee line and DLR station via the street.

This symbol on station page suggests a recommendation - you tell me otherwise, please.

And Last updated on: Thursday, 07-Sep-2023 15:42:58 BST