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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Latest news, articles and photos

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) - Latest news, articles and photos

From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions
From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions

From Dangleways to Driverless Pods: The rejected Thamesmead DLR extensions

There are plans to extend the DLR to Thamesmead, but before TfL put that out to consultation, they considered everything from extending the Jubilee line to building new cable cars.

Mar
13
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months
New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

New DLR trains to be delayed by a few months

The first of the new DLR trains was due to start carrying passengers early this year, but that has been pushed back by a few months, TfL has revealed in its investment programme report.

Feb
28
Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension
Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension

Consultation starts on DLR’s Thamesmead extension

The formal consultation on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead has opened, paving the way -- eventually -- to building the railway.

Feb
05
New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR
New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR

New “drivers console” stickers are appearing on the DLR

If it's not good enough to sit in the front of the DLR and pretend to be a driver, now you can press buttons as well.

Jan
26
Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned
Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned

Major upgrade of Pontoon Dock DLR station being planned

Pontoon Dock DLR station, on the Woolwich to Canning Town branch, could get a major upgrade with six new escalators to cope with surging passenger numbers.

Jan
25
Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains
Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains

Look out for fake “driving the train” steering wheels on DLR trains

There will be lots of smiles on the DLR, as the famously driverless DLR trains will come with steering wheels, so passengers can pretend to drive the train.

Jan
12
TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments
TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments

TfL’s testing an illuminating approach to increasing DLR fare payments

Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a new way of making the tap-in/out payment points in DLR stations more obvious to passengers and encouraging more people to tap to pay for their trips.

Dec
19
2023
Strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) next week
Strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) next week

Strike on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) next week

There will be a two-day strike on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) next week which is expected to severely affect services.

Oct
30
2023
New DLR trains on track, but depot expansion faces delays after contractor’s collapse
New DLR trains on track, but depot expansion faces delays after contractor’s collapse

New DLR trains on track, but depot expansion faces delays after contractor’s collapse

Upgrade work on the DLR to prepare it for a fleet of new trains has hit a problem after one of the contractors closed down.

Oct
25
2023
Improving safety on the DLR: Railway workers equipped with geofencing warning kits
Improving safety on the DLR: Railway workers equipped with geofencing warning kits

Improving safety on the DLR: Railway workers equipped with geofencing warning kits

Staff working on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are being supplied with warning kits that will beep when they move out of safe areas on the railway tracks.

Sep
19
2023
A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday
A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday

A 10-day closure of part of the DLR starts next Saturday

Part of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will be closed for just over a week later this month due to track replacement work.

Aug
10
2023
DLR looking for exemptions on accessibility regulations
DLR looking for exemptions on accessibility regulations

DLR looking for exemptions on accessibility regulations

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is seeking exemptions from accessibility requirements that would require it to close the gap between trains and platforms sooner than it is currently able to.

Aug
04
2023
TfL orders more DLR trains to support more house building
TfL orders more DLR trains to support more house building

TfL orders more DLR trains to support more house building

Transport for London (TfL) has taken up an option to buy an extra 11 DLR trains, to go alongside the 43 trains that were ordered in 2019.

Jul
03
2023
DLR tests ideas to help blind and partially sighted customers use the trains
DLR tests ideas to help blind and partially sighted customers use the trains

DLR tests ideas to help blind and partially sighted customers use the trains

TfL and the DLR, have partnered with GoMedia and the RNIB to trial NaviLens, an app designed to help blind or partially-sighted customers navigate stations.

Jul
03
2023
TfL’s submits plans to extend the DLR to Thamesmead
TfL’s submits plans to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

TfL’s submits plans to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

Plans to extend the DLR across the river to the Thamesmead part of southeast London have taken a step forward after Transport for London (TfL) submitted its Strategic Outline Case (SOC) to the government.

Jun
16
2023
Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead
Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

Pressure building to extend the DLR to Thamesmead

The campaign to extend the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) across the river to Thamesmead has stepped up with two MPs raising the issue.

May
23
2023
More frequent trains on the DLR to reduce waiting times at stations
More frequent trains on the DLR to reduce waiting times at stations

More frequent trains on the DLR to reduce waiting times at stations

A new timetable for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is coming into effect in a couple of weeks time, which will see more frequent services on all routes, especially in the evenings.

May
02
2023
TfL pushing on with DLR extension to Thamesmead
TfL pushing on with DLR extension to Thamesmead

TfL pushing on with DLR extension to Thamesmead

A feasibility study that could see the DLR extended to Thamesmead is nearing completion and is looking likely to recommend the project.

Apr
18
2023
Look out for these special DLR trains that are now under trial
Look out for these special DLR trains that are now under trial

Look out for these special DLR trains that are now under trial

If you're using the DLR over the next few months, you might see an unusual looking train passing through stations -- as testing starts for the new fleet of DLR trains arriving early next year.

Apr
04
2023
DLR starts upgrade of its Beckton Depot
DLR starts upgrade of its Beckton Depot

DLR starts upgrade of its Beckton Depot

Plans to enlarge the DLR's Beckton Depot to provide a new maintenance building and expanded stabling capability have been given the green light to proceed.

Mar
09
2023
The meaning of the door codes on the DLR trains
The meaning of the door codes on the DLR trains

The meaning of the door codes on the DLR trains

Next to each door on a DLR train is a control panel with buttons and codes next to them, and I am often asked what the codes stand for.

Feb
14
2023
Take a sneak peek inside the DLR’s new trains
Take a sneak peek inside the DLR’s new trains

Take a sneak peek inside the DLR’s new trains

The first of a new fleet of DLR trains has arrived in the UK, and there's been a chance to see inside the train before it goes into passenger service.

Feb
08
2023
Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened
Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened

Bank station’s new escalators between DLR and Northern lines has opened

A bank of new escalators opened this morning at Bank tube station, creating a direct stairs-free link between the DLR and Northern lines for the first time.

Oct
13
2022
DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains
DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains

DLR revamps timetables to offer more frequent trains

A new timetable for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been announced that should see more frequent trains from later this month.

Sep
05
2022