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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

DLR, Docklands Light Railway, LondonThe DLR is an automatic driverless railway system which opened in 1987. Its building has been a major contributor to the ongoing regeneration of the eastern area of London which suffered so much after the decline of London’s Docklands since the 1960s. Passenger numbers are around 60-70 million per year.

The DLR is gradually expanding farther east to Stratford (International, E15)and south east to Woolwich (SE18) and will serve the Olympic Park and other competition venues by the time the Olympic Games take place in 2012.

Operating hours are:
Monday- Saturday….05.30-00.30
Sunday ……………07.00-23.30

Train frequency is from 4 to 10 minutes depending on the time of day and day of the week.
Monday- Friday around every 4 minutes during peak times.
Outside peak hours every 7 minutes.
Weekends every 10 minutes.

Journey time from Bank to Canary Wharf is12 minutes.
Bank to London City Airport is 22 minutes.
From Bank to Lewisham 33 minutes.

Oyster Cards can be used for travel on the DLR.

You can also obtain interchangeable rover tickets which can be used on the City Cruises riverboats network from Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich piers.The DLR operates eastwards from the City of London, from Bank and Tower Gateway stations (Zone 1)out to and beyond the Excel Exhibition and Conference Centre (Custom House Station E16) and to London City Airport (E16,Zone 3).From Canary Wharf (E14)it branches down to Lewisham (SE13) via the historical town of Greenwich (SE10).

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