Docklands Light Railway (DLR) - Articles and news items

The Docklands Light Railway celebrates 30 years of service

Industry news  •  31 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The DLR is celebrating 30 years of service and to mark this a travel guide and an easier to read line map have been released.

TfL seeks interest from manufacturers for new generation DLR trains

Industry news  •  17 May 2017  •  EuroTransport

Customers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) – which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – are set to benefit from new walk-through air-conditioned trains as of 2022.

Docklands Light Railway mental health awareness pilot

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 April 2016  •  KeolisAmey Docklands

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.

Increased services for Docklands Light Railway (DLR) routes

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…

KeolisAmey Docklands appoints Managing Director for DLR

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…

TfL names Keolis Amey Docklands as Docklands Light Railway operator until 2021

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…

DLR performance at record levels

Industry news  •  20 February 2014  •  Transport for London

The Docklands Light Railway has achieved its highest scores for punctuality and performance in its 26-year history…

DLR welcomes cyclists aboard following successful trial

Industry news  •  17 January 2014  •  Transport for London

TfL has announced that non-folding bicycles are now permitted on off-peak DLR trains…

The DLR – part of Britain’s golden transport team

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’.

DLR announces short list of bidders for new franchise

Industry news, News  •  17 April 2013  •  TfL

Transport for London announced the names of the companies shortlisted to bid for its new Docklands Light Railway franchise…

Security supplement

Issue 1 2013, Supplements  •  5 March 2013  •  Ian Craig, Robert Montgomery, Ietze Van Der Meer

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)

DLR operating contract extended until September 2014

Industry news, News  •  7 January 2013  •  TfL

The DLR has granted an 18-month extension to its contract with Serco Docklands Ltd to operate the railway on its behalf…

Record numbers carried on the transport network during London’s unforgettable Olympics

Industry news, News  •  12 August 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

‘We have seen record numbers using the transport network…”

TfL’s ultimate test during the 2012 Games

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.

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games – Free to view transport supplement

Issue 2 2012, Supplements  •  1 May 2012  •  Jonathan Fox, Bernard Garner, David Emmerson

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))

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