The whole Docklands Light Railway will be out of action on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February to allow final testing of the new signalling software which will allow quicker journeys and an even greater level of reliability on the network.
The new signalling system is part of the £300 million three car upgrade programme that
begun three years ago and is the final piece in the jigsaw to ensure that not only is the Docklands Light Railway ready for the London Olympic Games but that there is also a lasting legacy for travellers on the network. This system will allow services to recover more quickly from any delays and will improve the overall reliability of the system.
The whole system needs to be closed to allow the signalling tests to take place as they need to replicate as closely as possible normal working conditions simultaneously. Once the testing is out of the way it is planned the new signalling system will go live over the weekend of 18th and 19th February.
Replacement buses will operate:
Canary Wharf-Cutty Sark express then all stations to Lewisham (only operates Lewisham-North Greenwich on Saturday from 2330 and Sunday before 0800 because of Blackwall Tunnel closure)
Canary Wharf-North Woolwich