Category Archives: Docklands Light Railway

More service reductions across the UK

As government advice for social distancing and to travel only if essential continues further service reductions have been introduced on light rail systems across the UK. The Tyne and Wear Metro have further reduced their timetables whilst a revised service … Continue reading

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Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted as more Coronavirus measures in place across the UK

Since their introduction concessionary passes for use on buses and some trams have seen a limit on their use during morning peak times but in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic it has now been announced that this will be … Continue reading

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Coming soon: New vehicles on order

With various tram and light rail systems across the UK having new vehicles on order have you lost track of what is due and when? Well, if you have you don’t worry as we are here to help! In this … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Docklands Light Railway 45

On Christmas Eve we head to the Docklands Light Railway before the service comes to an end for a day’s break tomorrow to take a look at one of the system’s vehicles “15 Years Apart”.

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Christmas and New Year services 2019/20

Christmas is a time to spend with your family but what happens if you want to do something a bit different? Well, you could always go for a ride or take some photos of trams around the country couldn’t you?! … Continue reading

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New trams on the cards for Tramlink?

Transport for London’s latest draft business plan – covering the period 2020/21 to 2024/25 – gives the details of all the proposed improvements on the various transport networks including the London Underground, London Overground, buses and as far as this … Continue reading

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15 Years Apart: Docklands Light Railway 05

We go modern again for this look at trams “15 Years Apart”, although with us featuring the Docklands Light Railway it is more a case of light rail vehicle than tram.

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Thales signs two new contracts supporting DLR rolling stock replacement

Thales are to provide support to the new rolling stock programme on the Docklands Light Railway following the awarding of two new contracts at the end of October. Thales will be working alongside CAF to supply and integrate new on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 45+81

This week’s modern light rail image from the archives heads back to 16th March 2005 again for another look at the Docklands Light Railway.

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Docklands Light Railway scoops Operator of the Year at the Light Rail Awards

The annual Global Light Rail Awards took place in London on 2nd October 2019 with the Docklands Light Railway – or more specifically Keolis Amey Docklands – being named as Operator of the Year with other award winners coming from … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 40+97

Back to the DLR for this edition of Picture in Time and we are heading back 14 years to 2005.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 64

We head to the Docklands Light Railway again for this edition of Picture in Time with a view taken some 24 years ago.

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 04

We are off to London’s Docklands again for today’s image from the archives as we head back to 1994 for a photo taken in a different time for the Docklands Light Railway.

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This week on British Trams Online

There are a trio of Photo Galleries now added to the site:

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Picture in Time: Docklands Light Railway 06

Its another change of scene for our modern tramway/light rail edition of Picture in Time as we move back down to London for the next few weeks and feature different liveries as carried on the Docklands Light Railway over the … Continue reading

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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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This week on British Trams Online

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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