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Westferry DLR station
Westferry DLR station is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), in the Limehouse district of east London. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 2. To the west is Limehouse station, whilst to the east the DLR splits, with one branch going to Poplar station and the other to West India Quay station
The DLR station was built on the site of the old West India Docks station on the, by then disused, London and Blackwall Railway. Limehouse Police Station is nearby, as is St Anne's Church, built by Nicholas Hawksmoor and boasting London's tallest church clock tower.
The name Westferry is somewhat controversial, as there never was a "West Ferry". There was a passenger ferry at the bottom of the Isle of Dogs run by the Greenwich watermen . It was accessed by two roads, East Ferry Road (also known locally as Farm Road) and West Ferry Road, built in 1812, when a horse ferry was introduced alongside the passenger ferry. From the latter the back formation of Westferry as a location was created by the Dockland Light Railway. (There was another ferry running across from Limehouse Hole but this was never known as "West Ferry".)
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