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Docklands Light Rail Station

1991 , London, England
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Client: Olympia & York Developments Ltd.
Categories: Airports and Transportation
About project
About project

The Docklands Light Railway Station is the gateway to Canary Wharf

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, Adamson Associates, and W.S. Atkins, the station was one of Britain’s earliest and fastest-growing light rail lines. Six platforms serve three rail lines for the massive business district. With a vaulted roof of glass and steel, the station is a modern reinterpretation of London’s great 19th century vaulted railroad stations. The station is connected to a shopping complex and to One Canada Square and adjacent buildings via concourses containing more than 200 shops, bars, and restaurants. The station also connects with the Jubilee Line of the London Underground and with local bus service.

The project involved ticket booths, waiting areas, stairs and escalators, and the enclosure of the incoming and outgoing tracks with a low glass roof to buffer the sound.

Location: London, England
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Executive Architect: Adamson Associates Architects
Client: Olympia & York Developments Ltd.
Size: 60,000 sf / 5,570 sm
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Transit Station
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Ticket Booth
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Waiting Area
Completion: 1991