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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a public transport system for the redeveloped Docklands area of eastern London. It is administered by Transport for London; it is not part of the London Underground, but it does appear on the Tube map. The system was conceived in the late 1980s to aid the regeneration of the docks of East London, which had been derelict since the 1960s. Most of the tracks are elevated; some of them were built on disused freight lines.

The type of train used is a multiple unit that is driven fully automatically: there is no driver. However, there is an attendant "train captain" on many trains who acts as a guard, controlling the doors, making announcements and checking tickets. In certain circumstances, such as in severe winds, they control train speed.

The fares are comparable to those for the Tube, although return fares on the Docklands Light Railway are priced at twice the single fare. There are no limited-stop trains on the DLR, so each train serves every stop along its route.

Table of contents
1 Map
2 Branches
3 Main services
4 Stations
5 External links
6 See Also


Geographically accurate map of the Docklands Light Railway ()


Four branches currently exist: to Lewisham in the south, Stratford in the north, Beckton in the east and another leading into Central London (splitting to serve two nearby termini, Bank and Tower Gateway).

A new eastbound branch from Canning Town to North Woolwich, which will serve London City Airport, is under construction. A further extension to south Woolwich is at the planning stage, though this scheme would require a second tunnel under the River Thames. Extensions to Dagenham Dock and Stratford International are also being considered.

Main services


West to East branches

North to South branches

External links

See Also