Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

English Light Rail journeys on the up again

After last year’s blip, when there was a small decrease in light rail journeys in England, the latest figures have shown that once again there has been an increase with a grand total of 272.4 million journeys recorded on the … Continue reading

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CAF chosen to supply new fleet for the DLR

A fleet of 43 new walkthrough trains on the Docklands Light Railway will be built by CAF following the awarding of a contract by Transport for London. These new trains will replace 33 of the oldest trains currently running on … Continue reading

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We have photos from the Docklands Light Railway as part of this week’s main site update:

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DLR services disrupted after “Extinction Rebellion” protestors climb onto train

It possibly hadn’t escaped your notice that this week a group of activists – known as Extinction Rebellion – have been causing transport chaos in London as they protest against climate change warning the government acts “now on the climate … Continue reading

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“Tram surfing” back in the news

It’s a story almost as old as trams have been about but “tram surfing” is once again in the news with several images appearing of youths “surfing” on the back of trams in Manchester leading to TfGM issuing a warning … Continue reading

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Our final main site update of 2018 brings another couple of Photo Galleries:

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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There are another couple of Photo Galleries now added to the website, with the theme of systems which can easily be reduced to three letter acronyms!

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 66+41

In this instalment of Picture in Time we are off to London’s Docklands once again as we take a look at another all over advert carried on the trains of the DLR over the years.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 96+01

A trip to London’s Docklands for this edition of Picture in Time with an image of two of the B2K units in service back in 2004.

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our latest main site update:

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Picture in Time: Manchester Light Rail demonstration

We are off to Manchester again for this edition of Picture in Time but instead of featuring one of the trams which have operated on Metrolink we go back a little further to 1987 when a key demonstration took place.

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Special DLR Discovery trains to run this summer

Have you ever travelled on the Docklands Light Railway and wondered about the history of the area? Well if you have now is your chance to fund out more with the DLR Discovery train running every weekend from 4th August … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 02+14

Our archive photo series continues today with a trip to London’s Docklands for a picture on the DLR in 2004.

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English Light Rail journeys suffer small fall for first time in eight years

Over the past few years the number of passengers has been on the increase almost across the board but this overall increase has come to a halt in the latest figures released which have shown 416,000 fewer journeys were made … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

An early update for you this week but we still bring you a couple new Photo Galleries:

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 67

London’s Docklands Light Railway is where we head to today for this instalment of Picture in Time as we take a look at one of the units which has carried an advert over the years.

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DLR strike suspended at eleventh hour

The proposed four day strike on the Docklands Light Railway due to start on Friday 20th April and set to cause massive disruption for this Sunday’s London Marathon has been suspended after “significant progress” was made in talks at ACAS … Continue reading

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Another disruptive strike for the DLR on the way

The next strike in the ongoing dispute between KeolisAmeyDocklands and members of the RM union is due to start on Friday 20th April and last for four days – severely affecting the service planned for the London Marathon, one of … Continue reading

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Major disruption during DLR strike

As expected the 48 hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway caused massive disruption for passengers with only limited services able to run between Beckton and Poplar and from Canning Town to London City Airport. Trains were only able to … Continue reading

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