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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 opens.
Canary Wharf is on the Elizabeth Line, and a station to swap from the DLR, although some distance is involved in swapping stations.

Canary Wharf Map - in May 2022.

Canary Wharf Map - in May 2022.

It is a fully accessible station for wheelchair accessibility. It is very easy to navigate from the DLR to the Elizabeth Line, or the Jubilee line. Crossrail
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.

Underground lines : Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a fully accessible railway for people using wheelchairs. All DLR stations have a lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms enabled, which allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff should you experience any problems. The gap between the platform edge and the train is 7.5cm wide and the step up or down from the platform to the train is 5cm high. Most wheelchair users find getting on and off smoothest with the largest wheel first.


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.

General description :

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