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 expand the station.
From late 2018 Custom House will be a vital interchange to the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) and the works will enable an easier interchange between the two networks. Although the work has not yet been fully completed – a mezzanine deck is to be built above the DLR platforms along with new statin canopies and two additional staircases – it has reached a stage where the DLR station is able to reopen to passengers.
Mark Davis, Interim General Manager of the DLR, said: “We appreciate the patience our customers have shown while the station has been closed. Once fully complete, this important work will have increased capacity at the station by 50 per cent – making journeys better for customers and ensuring the station is fit for the arrival of Elizabeth line services from late 2018.”
The improvements at Custom House will help to reduce overcrowding at the busiest times and will shorten walking routes between DLR platforms and the surrounding area.