Limehouse station gets £1.9m footbridge

Limehouse's new footbridge. Photo: Matt Kendall

Limehouse's new footbridge. Photo: Chris Applegate

A new footbridge was installed at Limehouse DLR station this week.

It is hoped that the 17m long footbridge, which cost £1.9m, will make it easier for passengers to transfer between DLR and national rail services operating out of the station.An estimated 3,000 passengers transfer from westbound rail services to DLR eastbound platforms during morning rush hour, en route to the Canary Wharf area. Prior to the bridge being developed, passengers were forced to access platforms via the street.

The footbridge incorporates a full-length canopy, lighting and CCTV coverage, ticket barriers, Oyster card validators and a step free route to the westbound c2c platform from street level via a lift.

The project was funded by £1.65m from TfL and £250k from the Department for Transport’s Access for All Small Scheme.

The Mayor of London’s transport advisor, Kulveer Ranger, said: “It was a ridiculous situation that the new bridge will put an end to. A simple solution that makes a great deal of sense.”

Ian Brown, Managing Director Transport for London (TfL) London Rail, said: “The investment made in DLR is now beginning to make a real difference for passengers.

“The opening of this footbridge will be of great benefit to everyone using it, particularly time-pressed commuters.”

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