Custom House DLR station’s capacity to increase by 50 per cent


Custom House DLR station will reopen to passengers next Monday 8 January, having been closed since 3 February 2017 for vital work to modernise and expand the station.

Those living and working in the area will now be able to use Custom House station for DLR services into central London, as well as eastwards to Beckton. It will also benefit visitors attending events held at the Excel London as well as those exploring the area around London’s Royal Docks.

The station was closed to facilitate an easier interchange with the Elizabeth line at Custom House station and further improve journey times in advance of the Elizabeth line opening in December 2018. The work has reached a stage where the DLR station is now able to reopen. However, work will continue to complete the station’s full facilities, including a mezzanine deck above the DLR platforms, new station canopies and two additional staircases, by spring 2018.

These improvements will help to reduce overcrowding at the busiest times, particularly once Elizabeth line services arrive at the station and new developments in and around the Royal Docks have been built. The upgrade will also shorten walking routes between DLR platforms and the surrounding area.