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Just Sparky

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Which platform at Canning Town is for the Jubilee Line (coming from Green Park in Central London) and which platform is for the DLR going towards Woolwich Arsenal? Is there a lift between the two platforms? I am an OAP and I will have one large suitcase. Very many thanks in advance for your helpful replies.
 
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Which platform at Canning Town is for the Jubilee Line (coming from Green Park in Central London) and which platform is for the DLR going towards Woolwich Arsenal? Is there a lift between the two platforms? I am an OAP and I will have one large suitcase. Very many thanks in advance for your helpful replies.
Canning Town is on several levels. I believe that the Jubilee line is directly below the DLR branch which serves Woolwich Arsenal. There are lifts between the levels.
 

ian94

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There is lift access to both DLR and Jubilee platforms, in your case, you'll get one lift up from the Jubilee platforms to the DLR
 

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As the others have said, under normal operations, you will arrive on the eastbound Jubilee line platform 6 and just go up one level to the DLR platforms, where platform 3 has trains alternating between going to Woolwich Arsenal (which you want) and Beckton (which you don't want).

But beware that Canning Town has two separate pairs of DLR platforms. This picture is taken from DLR platforms 1 and 2, and shows how it sits separate from the stack of DLR platforms 3 and 4 on top of Jubilee Line platforms 5 and 6:

Obviously you want to avoid going to platforms 1 and 2, as to get there you'd have to go down from the Jubilee platforms to the subway, then across, and then up again to the DLR platforms. Depending on the time of day, trains may also run to Woolwich Arsenal and/or Beckton from platform 1, so you should just ignore them unless there's no train from platform 3 due to disruption.

If you're coming back the same way, then before you board the DLR train towards Canning Town, have a look at what its final destination is. Bank or Tower Gateway means it will go to platform 4 and the Jubilee line is just one level below. Stratford International means it will go to platform 1 and 2, so you might want to take the next train instead (provided there is one for Bank/Tower Gateway showing on the departure board).
 

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As the others have said, under normal operations, you will arrive on the eastbound Jubilee line platform 6 and just go up one level to the DLR platforms, where platform 3 has trains alternating between going to Woolwich Arsenal (which you want) and Beckton (which you don't want).

But beware that Canning Town has two separate pairs of DLR platforms. This picture is taken from DLR platforms 1 and 2, and shows how it sits separate from the stack of DLR platforms 3 and 4 on top of Jubilee Line platforms 5 and 6:

Obviously you want to avoid going to platforms 1 and 2, as to get there you'd have to go down from the Jubilee platforms to the subway, then across, and then up again to the DLR platforms. Depending on the time of day, trains may also run to Woolwich Arsenal and/or Beckton from platform 1, so you should just ignore them unless there's no train from platform 3 due to disruption.

If you're coming back the same way, then before you board the DLR train towards Canning Town, have a look at what its final destination is. Bank or Tower Gateway means it will go to platform 4 and the Jubilee line is just one level below. Stratford International means it will go to platform 1 and 2, so you might want to take the next train instead (provided there is one for Bank/Tower Gateway showing on the departure board).
Good advice. Just to be clear there is lift access to platforms 1 and 2, but it's a much longer walk from the Jubilee line and needs to use two lifts rather than one. If the next Woolwich train is shown as going from platform 1, it might have left by the time you get there!
 

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Despite my user name here, it's a station very close to us.

The DLR platforms are physically on top of the Jubilee Line. They are both island platforms, that is between the two tracks, and at the north end there is a lift; coming from Green Park that's the front of the Jubilee train. Up on top, the Woolwich DLR trains are on the other side of the platform to the one you arrived on. As described, alternate trains there are the ones to the Woolwich line; the indicator shows where the next ones are going.

Don't worry about the other complexities of the station, they are elsewhere. This transfer is one of the easiest in London.
 
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