Prior to December 2005, Docklands Light Railway trains would arrive at Canning Town and would only be able to continue in a South-Easterly direction towards Royal Victoria. In December 2005, however, the new King George V branch, including West Silvertown DLR station, was opened. The station (like most Docklands Light Railway stations) is elevated and can be reached from street level by stairs or a lift. The station is situated close to the site of Lyle Park, and was set up to serve Britannia Village and the proposed new development at Peruvian Wharf. The station is in the London Borough of Newham and is located in Travelcard Zone 3.
Trains run westbound at least every 10 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Journey time is 3 minutes to Canning Town to interchange with the Beckton branch of the DLR, 8 minutes to Poplar to interchange with the Stratford and Lewisham branches of the DLR and 18 minutes to Bank in the City of London. Trains run eastbound every 10 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal. Journey time is 2 minutes to Pontoon Dock, 4 minutes to London City Airport and 6 minutes to Woolwich Arsenal, one of the two termini for eastbound trains on the Docklands Light Railway (the other is Beckton). In peak hours, the Bank-Woolwich Arsenal service increases to every eight minutes, with an additional service to Stratford International, providing a service every four minutes between Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal. A future station between this station and Canning Town is safeguarded and is being considered after the Thames Wharf development is given the go ahead and the Silvertown Tunnel is completed.
Connections: London Buses route 474 serves the station.