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Climbing up the Limehouse Accumulator Tower

If you use the Docklands Light Railway, you might have noticed a rather strange octagonal tower near Limehouse that seems to be sitting in an abandoned patch of waste-land. This tower, built in 1869 conceals a hydraulic accumulator that was

Changes to the DLR service

Living in the docklands area, I am on the mailing list for issues with the Docklands Light Railway, and have received the following missive. A new service will be in place from 10 July with modifications to some routes and

The strange appeal of walking through tube tunnels

It might sound like a rather obscure sort of event that just a few people would be interested in – yet Londoners have leapt at the chance to walk through the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe this weekend. Tickets for the

DLR Launches Photography Contest

I am writing about this not because I think the contest is noteworthy due to wondrous prizes, but for the sheer irony of the issues it raises. Over the years I have lived in the docklands area, I have on

The New South Quay DLR Station – Photos

This morning, a couple of weeks later than expected, the new South Quay station on the DLR opened to the general public. There was already a South Quay station, but it couldn’t be extended for the new 3-car length trains,

The DLR’s Brief History of The Docklands

Somehow missed this, but the DLR has published A Brief History of Time the Docklands as a station by station guide. The booklet, some 28 pages long gives 2-3 paragraphs to the history of the area which each station is

First Day of the Woolwich DLR

Today was the completion of a DLR extension project which had taken the light railway down towards City Airport – and after a short hiatus for tunneling work – under the River Thames to Woolwich town centre. I had planned

Warning Messages on London Transport

Prompted by a comment on Annie Moles’s blog about sarcastic warning messages on the tube network I was reminded of a thought I had yesterday about the perpetual audio warning messages which pervade the transport system today. I was sitting

Transport developments in London

The latest issue of the transport plans for the Olympic Park has been published. From a rail transport perspective, the key points: Stratford Station Stratford station passenger numbers are expected to double by 2016. The trebling of capacity and improving

Greathead shield at Bank Station

I have been meaning for absolutly ages to take a look at a little bit of London Underground heritage at Bank Station, and total thanks to problems with the Jubilee Line, I happened to be at Bank today and going

Banking Crisis

Transport for London has just announced that changing between lines at Bank station will not be possible from the end of this month until the middle of next year. The only exemption is between the DLR and the Northern Line

New DLR trains at West India Quay

One of the new 3 carriage DLR trains has been shown off to the press (and nosy bloggers) today at West India Quay, so I wandered over to have a sniff around and take some photos. An arty photo of