One of the great joys about the oversized roller-coaster that is the Docklands Light Railway has long been the ability to sit right at the front of the train and “pretend” to be the train driver, or more maturely to get a view of a train line from an aspect rarely seen by ordinary folk.
Despite living in Docklands for several years, I have only ever twice achieved the goal of sitting in the front, and only once did I have a camera on me.
People may mock the technical difficulties of having driverless trains on the Underground – although the Victoria Line is already almost driverless – but I bet the public would LOVE to be able to see the view from the front of an underground train.
Off on a tangent, with more overland trains coming with onboard Wi-Fi, wouldn’t it be great if some of them fitted a webcam to the front and streamed live footage over spare capacity on the Wi-Fi cellular backhaul?
Anyway, have some DLR photo porn – the trip is from Tower Gateway to Westferry.