Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

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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Strike set to cause major disruption for DLR

A 48 hour strike called by the RMT on the Docklands Light Railway is likely to see no services at all run between 0400 on Wednesday 28th March and 0359 on Friday 30th March. The dispute is between members of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 24+40

The Docklands Light Railway is the subject of Picture in Time today as we go back to a view of the old Stratford station in 2004.

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DLR temporarily reduce capacity on Tower Gateway to Beckton service

Passengers who travel on the Docklands Light Railway between Tower Gateway and Beckton have been warned that for the next 2-3 months there will be reduced capacity on the line because of “a vital piece of machinery specific to maintaining … Continue reading

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DLR to launch “Adopt a Station” initiative at Poplar

Station adoption has become a regular feature on the national railway network and now the Docklands Light Railway are to trial a similar scheme with the first station to be selected being Poplar. The “Adopt-a-Station” initiative was launched on 15th … Continue reading

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DLR services suspended to Woolwich Arsenal after discovery of unexploded bomb

The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb close to London City Airport at George V dock saw major disruption to not only flights from the airport but also Docklands Light Railway services. The bomb was discovered at 2200 … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another couple of new Photo Galleries have now been uploaded to the website as part of this week’s main site update:

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 05

We go back almost exactly 30 years for today’s archive image with a view from the Docklands Light Railway.

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DLR workers to go on strike

Workers employed by contractor ISS are go on a 48 hour strike from Thursday 1st February – but the Docklands Light Railway don’t expect it to have any affect on services. The workers are employed as cleaners, security staff and … Continue reading

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Custom House DLR station to reopen

After an 11 month closure the Docklands Light Railway station at Custom House is set to reopen to passengers on Monday 8th January. The station has been closed since 3rd February 2017 to allow for vital modernisation work and to … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2017/18

Once again we bring you an one-stop guide to all services being operated on the tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2017-18. There are no big changes in the services … Continue reading

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New DLR trains procurement continues

There are changes afoot in the rolling stock of the Docklands Light Railway with the search for a builder for 43 new trains – due to be introduced in 2022 – stepping up a gear. Transport for London have asked … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 05

In this edition of Picture in Time we find ourselves in the capital for an image from the Docklands Light Railway of one of the original trains, 05 in 1994

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RAIB report into door trap incident on DLR released

The latest full report to be released by the RAIB is in respect of an incident on 6th February 2017 when a woman got part of her coat trapped in a door on the Docklands Light Railway at Bank Station.

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