The DLR is ready to take up centre stage

25 February 2011  •  Author(s): Jonathon Fox, Director, Docklands Light Railways Limited

If you don’t already know the ins and outs of Transport for London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) you’re about to learn, as the DLR prepares to take up centre stage during the London 2012 Games. With a new extension soon to open serving Stratford and the Olympic Park, the DLR will be at the forefront of public transport in London during the Games. With all eyes and ears on this unique and fully automated light rail system, for Eurotransport, DLR Director Jonathan Fox tells us a little more about what it is that separates the DLR from the pack.

With an annual growth rate of around 8%, the DLR is now carrying more than 75 million people a year and a quarter of a million people every week day. Passenger numbers are forecast to rise above 100 million by 2015 so the DLR has been looking carefully at ways to develop and improve the network.

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