Transport for London - Docklands Light Railway


About DLR - Facts

Current Routes

Stratford - Canary Wharf - Crossharbour - Lewisham

Bank - Canary Wharf - Lewisham

Tower Gateway - Beckton

Tower Gateway - Lewisham


Number of Stations

The original railway opened in 1987 with 15 stations including West India Quay. Canary Wharf opened in 1991 but West India Quay closed due to reconstruction of North Quay junction. West India Quay reopened on 28 June 1993.


The extension to Bank opened on 29 July 1991, providing a key connection with London Underground services

The Beckton extension, incorporating 10 new stations opened in March 1994 with Canning Town opened in March 1998.

From November of 1999 there were five new stations opened on the Lewisham extension.

Total on completion of construction - 34


Network Lengths

Original (Island Gardens-Tower Gateway and Stratford-Poplar)

13 km

Including Bank Extension

14 km

Including Beckton Extension

23 km

Including Lewisham Extension

27 km


Cost

Initial railway (including 11 trains)

1984 - 1987

£77 m

Bank Extension

1987 - 1991

£149 m

Upgrading (including 10 trains)

1987 - 1991

£129 m

Beckton Extension

1989 - 1992

£224 m

B92 trains

1991 - 1992

£24 m

Alcatel signalling (includes extra works contract)

1992 - 1993

£46 m

Prime Contract

1993 - 1996

£30 m

Lewisham Extension

 

£200 m

Extensions

Bank:
Length 1.6km extension (from Leman Street to Lothbury)
Status Contract awarded July 1987. Opened July 1991 (1st platform): November 1991 (2nd platform)

Beckton:
Length 8 km extension (Poplar/Beckton stations)
Stations 10 plus Canning Town joint JLE station.

Lewisham:
Length 4.2 km extension
Stations 5
Cost Estimated at £200m - Privately funded by consortium CGL.
Project 1.7km either bored or cut & cover tunnel. 1.7km at or near ground level. 0.8km on viaduct.
Status Private Members Bill passed 1991
2nd reading in Lords debated Lords Committee 15th June 1992
Royal Assent granted 1993
Contract signed October 1996

Silvertown & London City Airport Extension
Length 4.4 km extension
Stations 4
Cost estimated at £115m
Status - Transport & Works Act Submitted 7th March 2000
More information

Service Performance

Currently achieving 98% + of scheduled departures and improving
View our latest performance figures.

Fare structure

LT zonal system - Zones 1, 2 and 3.

Surveillance/Security

CCTV monitoring of stations from control centre with video recording of incidents. Passenger alarms and Emergency Train Stops on platforms.


 

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