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TfL to take full ownership of the DLR’s Lewisham extension
TfL to take full ownership of the DLR’s Lewisham extension

It looks and operates like the rest of the DLR, but the tunnels and tracks between Island Gardens and Lewisham are owned by a private company.

Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing
Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing

A plot of land running alongside the DLR in Bow has been earmarked to provide housing under a deal between TfL and the housing association, Optivo.

Replica DLR train arrives at Enfield college
Replica DLR train arrives at Enfield college

Future railway engineers studying in Enfield now have a full-size replica DLR carriage to work with.

DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding
DLR extension to Thamesmead gets preliminary funding

TfL has secured funding to carry out more work on plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead.

A first look at the new DLR trains
A first look at the new DLR trains

TfL has an order for a fleet of new DLR trains to replace over half of its older trains and expand the size of the fleet, and the first images of the new trains have been released.

London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

The Bakerloo line extension is likely to face a lengthy delay due to the ongoing financial problems at TfL, according to their latest financial forecasts.

The DLR has started sealing off the end doors
The DLR has started sealing off the end doors

Since yesterday (Friday 12 June), DLR has been taking the first and last sets of doors out of use on all trains to further protect Passenger Service Agents.

Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station
Rebuilding Shadwell DLR station

Shadwell has two railway stations right next to each other, for the Overground and the DLR, and yet separate, and unsurprisingly, TfL has looked at how it could merge the two into one.

Plans to extend DLR to Thamesmead advance
Plans to extend DLR to Thamesmead advance

A consultation has opened looking at plans to extend the DLR from Beckton to Thamesmead, and potentially beyond.

More congestion for the DLR at Bank tube station
More congestion for the DLR at Bank tube station

The already crowded DLR platforms at Bank tube station are set to get even more overcrowded from next week.

DLR station upgrade funding approved
DLR station upgrade funding approved

Initial funding to improve a number of DLR stations in the Royal Docks area has been approved by the Mayor of London.

TfL to order a fleet of new DLR trains
TfL to order a fleet of new DLR trains

Transport for London (TfL) has finally awarded a contract to replace the oldest of its DLR trains, although the contract had been due to be awarded last year.

The DLR could be extended from Bank to Euston
The DLR could be extended from Bank to Euston

Canary Wharf is working on a proposal for an improved rail link between the Docklands and Euston mainline station.

TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead
TfL mulls DLR and Overground extensions to Thamesmead

Long mooted plans to create a cross-river rail link across the Thames in East London are being looked at by TfL.

DLR needs to expand its Beckton train depot for new trains
DLR needs to expand its Beckton train depot for new trains

The Docklands Light Railway is seeking permission to expand its Beckton depot ahead of the arrival of a fleet of new trains due in a few years time.

The curious stone tower on Queen Victoria Street
The curious stone tower on Queen Victoria Street

Right outside the front door of the new Bloomberg Building is a curious unmarked stone tower.

The DLR is getting a new station and more trains
The DLR is getting a new station and more trains

A little noticed sentence in the Budget has announced that the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is to get a new station and 14 additional trains.

Private tourist trains coming to the DLR
Private tourist trains coming to the DLR

The Docklands Light Railway is to get a short trial of private tourist trains, running between Tower Gateway and Greenwich.

DLR station upgrade in pictures
DLR station upgrade in pictures

The Limehouse DLR station, which also has an interchange with the C2C railway is getting an upgrade at the moment, but it’s running rather late.

The year a DLR train visited Manchester
The year a DLR train visited Manchester

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.

Public open day at Crossrail’s Custom House station
Public open day at Crossrail’s Custom House station

Sitting next to the DLR and the huge Excel exhibition centre, when it opens, Custom House will be the only above ground station in Crossrail’s central section.

Custom House DLR reopens following Crossrail works
Custom House DLR reopens following Crossrail works

A day early, or several weeks late, depending on your perspective, Custom House DLR has reopened to the public.

TfL closer to buying fleet of new DLR trains
TfL closer to buying fleet of new DLR trains

Transport for London (TfL) has taken a step in its search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of DLR trains, by issuing an Invitation to Negotiate.

Today’s the real 30th birthday for the DLR
Today’s the real 30th birthday for the DLR

While the DLR and others celebrated the DLR’s 30th birthday last month, today is in fact the real 30th birthday.