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Docklands Light Rail (DLR)

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The Docklands Right Railway is a light rail transport network using a third rail principal opened by The Queen in 1987. USING vast parts of the Millwill and Poplar Railway that had closed years before when the docks lost prosperity. It opened with 15 new stations on the network running from ... Read review

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AdvantagesIt continues to grow.

DisadvantagesHistory could be lost.

"The Docklands Right Railway is a light rail transport network using a third rail principal opened by The Queen in 1987. USING vast parts of the Millwill and Poplar Railway that had closed years before when the docks lost prosperity. It opened with 15 new stations on the network running from Tower Gateway Station, just north of Tower Bridge and a line south from Stratford joining the other line at West India Quay and then south to Island Gardens where ..." Read review
06.10.2013

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Community Level 2evesham198...

evesham1988la

Trains that actually arrive on time... wow!

AdvantagesViews, Punctual, Clean, Fast.

DisadvantagesDoes not serve the whole of London

"The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is the light rail system for travel in the Docklands (Isle of Dogs) and south of the river to Lewisham. It is good that the east of London is not served well by Underground lines as this is one of the most impressive forms of transport that Britain has - something to be proud of. I am not over-reacting as this system is a fabulous piece of engineering as trains are automatic, driverless, smooth, fast, clean... ..." Read review
11.07.2004

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Community Level 5fromthedar...

fromthedarkside

Roller Coaster Ride By DLR

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"...DLR. was needed in the Docklands area. As being docks in the docklands area in the early years it was reformed into new area full of buildings and industrial states. So a new form of transport was needed to overlook the renewal of the Docklands. In 1984 construction started to build the number one transport for docklands. I think it took between 3-4 years too complete and was built to the standards of that time. The time came and in 1987 it was the ..." Read review
09.08.2001

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Quickest way around the east of central London.

AdvantagesIts quick, cheap and pleasant to use. Easy to buy a ticket.

DisadvantagesThe network isnt that extensive. Uncomfortable journeys.

"...development of Docklands, London. The Docklands as we know it now is much larger than it used to be. The original DLR consisted of just 15 stations and 11 trains. Since then a number of extensions have been added, that now serve Bank, London City Airport, Beckton and Lewisham. Today the DLR has 31KM of railway, 38 stations and 81 vehicles. HOW EASY IS IT TO BUY A TICKET? All Docklands Light Railway Stations have ticket vending machines, with ..." Read review
01.09.2007

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Community Level 3Mattnottm

Mattnottm

Bird's eye view of the Docklands

AdvantagesDriverless, runs to time, good views

DisadvantagesPoor interior

"The Docklands Light Rail (DLR) operates services in the East of London. Passengers can travel as far as Beckton, Stratford and Lewisham (on the south side of the Thames in a new tunnel). Trains are driverless, meaning that passengers can sit in the 'driving seat' so to speak. An awesome experience! Built in the regeneration of the Docklands in the 1980's and 1990's, the system carries a large volume of passengers daily. A varied bunch of passengers, ..." Read review
05.03.2001

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