Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

New pre-booked assistance trial gets underway on the DLR

Transport for London and operators of the Docklands Light Railway, KeolisAmey Docklands, have launched a six month trial to help make journeys on the network more accessible. To be known as Access DLR, the aim is to enable customers to … Continue reading

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Some DLR services to be short-formed ahead of introduction of new trains

Passengers using the Docklands Light Railway route between Stratford International and Woolwich Arsenal may have recently noticed that their service doesn’t have quite as much capacity as it did with confirmation that until further notice they will be short-formed.

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Half price bus and tram travel for care leavers to be offered in London

A new travel concession for care leavers (aged 18-25) has been opened for applications which will allow successful applications to travel on buses and trams in London for half price.

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Consultation to be launched for DLR extension

The Docklands Light Railway could gain a new line under the River Thames to Thamesmead if plans currently being consulted on are approved. The plan would see a branch installed off the Beckton line with new stations at Beckton Riverside … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2023/24

This is your one stop guide to see what services are due to operate on tramway and light rail systems over the festive period this year. There may be no services running on Christmas Day but if you miss your … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 26th November 2023

Its a trip to London with our photos this week as we feature two sets of images – one from the Docklands Light Railway and the other from London Tramlink:

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DLR to be hit by strike action

It is expected that there will be no services on the Docklands Light Railway during a 48 hour strike which has been called by the RMT on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November. The strike comes over a pay dispute … Continue reading

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Winners announced at Global Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place on 4th October in London with systems and individuals across the world celebrating their success over the past 12 months. As the name suggests these are Global awards and as such it … Continue reading

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Another increase in passenger journeys on English light rail systems

The Department for Transport have released their latest tram and light rail statistics which show the number of passenger journeys made on English tram and light rail systems and it is another positive picture as there continues to be an … Continue reading

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TfL Programme and Investment Committee give update on current rail projects

If you read our recent article on the tram shortages on London Tramlink you will have seen that there had been an update to Transport for London’s Programme and Investment Committee on a programme to procure replacement trams as part … Continue reading

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TfL and KeolisAmey Docklands to trial new NaviLens technology

Four stations on the Docklands Light Railway are to be used to trial new NaviLens technology. This is an app which is designed to help blind or partially sighted customers to navigate stations and comes as part of a partnership … Continue reading

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Additional DLR train order confirmed

The Docklands Light Railway will now be welcoming 54 new “state of the art” trains to the network in the coming years after an option for 11 additional units was confirmed by Transport for London. Funding for these extra trains … Continue reading

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DLR extension to Thamesmead to progress to next stage

Proposals to extend the Docklands Light Railway from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead via Beckton Riverside are to be progressed to the next stage by Transport for London with the aim of boosting connectivity and providing new journey options for east … Continue reading

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 28th May 2023

Two sets of photos this week – the Docklands Light Railway and Blackpool the locations:

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Another improved timetable for the DLR

When we see that a new timetable is being introduced we’ve become used to the fact that it usually means frequencies will be reduced because of staff shortages or a change in commuting patterns. But it’s a different picture on … Continue reading

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More new trains arrives north and south

The two Metro type light rail systems we cover on British Trams Online have recently seen further deliveries of new trains to their respective main depots. The Docklands Light Railway now have two of their CAF Inneo vehicles in East … Continue reading

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DLR Beckton Depot to see improvement works

The main Docklands Light Railway Depot at Beckton is set to benefit from major improvements after confirmation that Morgan Sindall Infrastructure have been appointed to deliver them ahead of the full introduction of the new CAF trains. The works will … Continue reading

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First new DLR train enjoys a visit from the Mayor

The first of a planned 54 new walk-through trains for the Docklands Light Railway has been delivered to Beckton Depot and has already been treated to a visit for Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The train has been built by … Continue reading

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DLR to create shunting vehicle from withdrawn vehicles

Over the past few years there have been a small number of units on the Docklands Light Railway which have not been operational and now with the impending arrival of a new fleet of trains (being built by CAF) these … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2022/23

Once again we bring you a one-stop article to see what services are planned on tramway and light rail systems across the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period. So, if you are fed up with staying at … Continue reading

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