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Trains to Canada Water

Canada Water station is a popular interchange station between London Overground and London Underground services which during peak hours carries commuters towards the heart of Canary Wharf and London's financial district or just two stops away on the tube, London Bridge. Popular with commuters coming in from New Cross in the south and Highbury and Islington to the North, Canada Water was the busiest 2 platform station on the national rail network in 2016.

Named after a freshwater lake created from a former dock Canada Water station opened in August 1999 as part of the East London Line, with the Jubilee line opening soon after in September 1999. 

Just outside of Canda Water Station there is a large shopping centre (Surrey Quays), a cinema complex, bowling alley and a wealth of restaurants. 

Station details & facilities


Spread over four levels the ground floor serves primarily as an entry point with stairs and lifts down to the lower ground floor ticket hall. At the lower ground floor level, you can find a large ticket hall with the ticket office and self-service machines, newsagent and coffee shop. From this floor, passengers can take either the escalators, stairs or one of two lifts down to the platforms. 

The London Overground platform levels are numbered 3 and 4. For services towards Clapham Junction, New Cross or Crystal Palace head to platform 3, for services towards Dalston Junction or Highbury & Islington head to platform 4. 

For the Jubilee line, if you want to go east towards Canary Wharf and Stratford head for platform 2. Going west towards London Bridge, Waterloo and Stanmore head to platform 1. 

At street level, there is a bus stop with a large number of routes available. These include: 47, 188, 381, 199, 225, N199 and N381.

Useful links when visiting Canada Water by train