Docklands Light Railway (DLR) - Articles and news items
KeolisAmey Docklands discusses how its Docklands Light Railway mental health awareness pilot aims to help those in distress through preventative or early intervention measures insuring an inclusive railway.
Industry news • 25 August 2015 • Victoria White
DLR customers are benefitting from an increase in services after extra trains were added to a number of the routes this week…
Industry news • 3 September 2014 • Keolis
KeolisAmey Docklands Limited has appointed Kevin Thomas as its Managing Director to lead the new Docklands Light Railway franchise, which commences on 7 December 2014…
Industry news • 4 July 2014 • Transport for London
Transport for London has named Keolis Amey Docklands as the new franchisee of the Docklands Light Railway to operate and maintain the network until April 2021, with an option for this to be extended until 2023…
Industry news • 17 January 2014 • Transport for London
TfL has announced that non-folding bicycles are now permitted on off-peak DLR trains…
Issue 2 2013 • 24 April 2013 • Jonathan Fox, Director, Docklands Light Railway
“Hidden in plain sight” is the phrase that could well describe the presence and performance of London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) during the hugely successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Placed right in the middle of the Capital’s Olympic ‘hub’ and linking the main Olympic Park at Stratford with the ExCeL centre (which alone contained five separate arenas), Greenwich Park and the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich Arsenal, Transport for London’s DLR carried 7.2 million (including the opening ceremony night) people during the 17 days of the Olympic Games – 100% more than usual.
We also carried 4.3 million passengers during the Paralympics and served both Games with a 99% reliability rate. Although the success of the first ever ‘Public Transport’ Games was obviously a London-wide effort across many modes, we like to think the DLR performance over those 28 glorious days in 2012 earned us a very prominent placing in Britain’s golden transport team.
With these sorts of figures, I certainly don’t think we can still be described as a ‘light railway’.
Transport for London announced the names of the companies shortlisted to bid for its new Docklands Light Railway franchise…
Keep metal thieves at a red signal
(James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association (BSIA))
Making metro vehicles a less attractive target for terrorists
(Conor O’Neill, Rail Vehicles Group Manager, NewRail, Newcastle University)
Meeting current and future security challenges on the DLR
(Bob Gough, Operational Security Manager, Serco Docklands)
The DLR has granted an 18-month extension to its contract with Serco Docklands Ltd to operate the railway on its behalf…
‘We have seen record numbers using the transport network…”
Issue 3 2012 • 25 June 2012 • Peter Hendy, CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner
This summer, the world’s spotlight will settle on London with the staging of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In the biggest event the capital has ever seen, tens of thousands of the world’s greatest athletes will arrive in one of its finest cities to put their sporting ability to the ultimate test.
As the capital’s transport authority, we know that the 2012 Games will present Transport for London (TfL) with its own ultimate test. Our challenge is to ensure that those competing, watching and working on the Games can move around the city quickly and safely, and that all the daily journeys that have no connection to the event can be completed with minimum disruption. Around 800,000 spectators and 55,000 athletes will be travelling to and from the Olympic venues on the busiest days, along with Games officials, sponsors and members of the media who all need to get to events on time. On the busiest days, we are expecting an additional three million journeys on the public transport network against a backdrop of 12 million journeys which are made on London’s public transport network every working day.
TfL’s detailed planning and testing means we are confident we will meet our twin objectives of helping to deliver a great Games and sporting spectacle for the capital and the country, and keep London and the UK moving. We do, however, recognise the scale of the task.
DLR – meeting the challenge of 2012 (Jonathan Fox, Director, Docklands Light Railway (DLR))
Olympic plans in place for Newcastle (Bernard Garner, Director General of Nexus)
Transport planning for London 2012 (David Emmerson, Head of Rail Contracts, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA))
Longer and more frequent trains are in service on the DLR to help meet increasing demand…
The Docklands Light Railway’s three-car upgrade was completed on time and within budget…