Like the rest of the line, Silvertown was formerly double track, with 
a second, substantial platform on the left. The original Silvertown
Tramway leaves the present line here, and heads away to the left.
The 'tramway' was the original railway route to this area before the 
Royal Docks were built. In the distance, the rather ghostly towers of 
Docklands can already be seen. The centre one is Canada Tower, 
the iconic structure which identifies Canary Wharf.

Date of picture: 10 December 2006   next