Docklands Light Railway

Introduction

This is a light railway system centred on the Docklands area to the east of the city of London. Much of the system re-uses former railway trackbeds.






Dates

  /  /1987Docklands Light Railway
First section of line opened.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Tower Gateway to Island Gardens

Services ran from Tower Gateway to Island Gardens.



Limehouse Viaduct, east London, from the south-east on 15th February 2014. This viaduct opened in 1840 for the London & Blackwall Railway and closed ...
David Bosher 15/02/2014
Unidentified DLR unit heading east along Limehouse Viaduct between Limehouse and Westferry stations, crossing the start of the Regent^s Canal with ...
David Bosher 07/06/2008
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This is an elevated two platform station on the Docklands Light Railway. ...

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Blackwall Railway
DLR unit 10 from Beckton to Tower Gateway approaching Westferry station, on 7th June 2008. The train is now on the original London & Blackwall Railway ...
David Bosher 07/06/2008
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One of the driverless trains on the London Docklands Light Railway automatically slows on the approach to West India Quay station on a sunny afternoon ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
A train on the Docklands Light Railway calls at West India Quay in the summer of 2005 with a city bound service. The station stands on the north side ...
John Furnevel /07/2005
A DLR train curves away from West India Quay towards Stratford on 28 July, while another from either Becton or Greenwich Arsenal passes below. ...
Bill Roberton 28/07/2014
View south from a train entering West India Quay on the Docklands Light Railway on 26 May. Directly ahead (and very close) is Canary Wharf station ...
John Thorn 26/05/2014
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Mind the gap. An early evening service to Lewisham on the London DLR passes between high rise buildings in what were once the West India Docks as it ...
John Furnevel /07/2007
The DLR station at Canary Wharf in July 2005, seen looking south from West India Quay. ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
Trains coming and going at Canary Wharf station on the Docklands Light Railway among the various office buildings which now cover the area. Down below ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
A DLR train leaving Canary Wharf in September 2010. ...
Veronica Clibbery 18/09/2010
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Closure of the West India Docks in 1980 marked the end of an era on London^s already run-down Isle of Dogs. Nowadays the name Docklands conjures up ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
A DLR service about to leave Heron Quays station, squeezed between the various office buildings, on 26 May 2014. ...
John Thorn 26/05/2014
Docklands Light Railway Unit 31 leaves Heron Quays station on 28 July 2014. ...
Bill Roberton 28/07/2014
Northbound and southbound services passing at the entrance to Heron Quays station on the London Docklands Light Railway in September 2010. ...
Veronica Clibbery 18/09/2010
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DLR unit no. 54 to Lewisham arriving at Mudchute station on 5th December 2009. This is the second Mudchute station, opened in 1999 for the Lewisham ...
David Bosher 05/12/2009
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Stratford to West India Quay

Services ran from Stratford to Island Gardens.



Looking south from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford^s Olympic Park on 18 October 2014. View is across the GE main line towards the elevated ...
John Thorn 18/10/2014
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Platform view west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in 2005. The train is approaching platform 1 on the down line from Westferry ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR unit no.93 from Stratford to Canary Wharf at Poplar station, on 6th April 2013. This station is south of the original NLR Poplar station (where ...
David Bosher 06/04/2013
View west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in the summer of 2005, with a train leaving the platform destined for Tower Gateway. At ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR No 89 at Poplar Station. It really is quite spooky being on a driverless train! ...
Alistair MacKenzie 24/08/2009
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One of the driverless trains on the London Docklands Light Railway automatically slows on the approach to West India Quay station on a sunny afternoon ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
A train on the Docklands Light Railway calls at West India Quay in the summer of 2005 with a city bound service. The station stands on the north side ...
John Furnevel /07/2005
A DLR train curves away from West India Quay towards Stratford on 28 July, while another from either Becton or Greenwich Arsenal passes below. ...
Bill Roberton 28/07/2014
View south from a train entering West India Quay on the Docklands Light Railway on 26 May. Directly ahead (and very close) is Canary Wharf station ...
John Thorn 26/05/2014
4 of 4 images.





Poplar curve

North side of triangular junction initially only used for depot access.

This is an elevated two platform station on the Docklands Light Railway. ...

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See also
Blackwall Railway
DLR unit 10 from Beckton to Tower Gateway approaching Westferry station, on 7th June 2008. The train is now on the original London & Blackwall Railway ...
David Bosher 07/06/2008
1 of 1 images.


Platform view west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in 2005. The train is approaching platform 1 on the down line from Westferry ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR unit no.93 from Stratford to Canary Wharf at Poplar station, on 6th April 2013. This station is south of the original NLR Poplar station (where ...
David Bosher 06/04/2013
View west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in the summer of 2005, with a train leaving the platform destined for Tower Gateway. At ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR No 89 at Poplar Station. It really is quite spooky being on a driverless train! ...
Alistair MacKenzie 24/08/2009
4 of 10 images. more





Bank Extension

Opened 1991 to improve connections to the city.






Beckton Extension

Opened 1994.

Platform view west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in 2005. The train is approaching platform 1 on the down line from Westferry ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR unit no.93 from Stratford to Canary Wharf at Poplar station, on 6th April 2013. This station is south of the original NLR Poplar station (where ...
David Bosher 06/04/2013
View west from Poplar station on the Docklands Light Railway in the summer of 2005, with a train leaving the platform destined for Tower Gateway. At ...
John Furnevel 21/07/2005
DLR No 89 at Poplar Station. It really is quite spooky being on a driverless train! ...
Alistair MacKenzie 24/08/2009
4 of 10 images. more






The DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. Built above the original station, the escalators lead down to the North London line, Jubilee line, bus ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
The elevated DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. The North London line, Jubilee line and bus interchange are at ground level. Note passengers ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
British Transport Police officers board a Docklands Light Railway service at Canning Town on 22 July 2005. This was part of a public reassurance ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
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Recovered track panels from the now closed Stratford - North Woolwich section of the North London Line standing alongside the 1994 Docklands Light ...
Michael Gibb 21/03/2008
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DLR unit no.130 from Beckton to Stratford International departing from Cyprus station on 6th April 2013, seen through the rear windows of a train ...
David Bosher 06/04/2013
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DLR unit 97 at Beckton terminus, awaiting departure for Tower Gateway, on 7th June 2008. The original Beckton station was at the end of a more direct ...
David Bosher 07/06/2008
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Lewisham Extension

Opened 1999.
















King George V Extension

Opened 2005.

The DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. Built above the original station, the escalators lead down to the North London line, Jubilee line, bus ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
The elevated DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. The North London line, Jubilee line and bus interchange are at ground level. Note passengers ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
British Transport Police officers board a Docklands Light Railway service at Canning Town on 22 July 2005. This was part of a public reassurance ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
3 of 3 images.








This station is in the Docklands, London to the south of the King George V dock. ...

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Woolwich Arsenal Extension

Opened 2009.

This station is in the Docklands, London to the south of the King George V dock. ...

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Stratford International to Canning Town Extension

Opened 2011 in connection with the Olympics held at Stratford in 2012.







Docklands Light Railway unit no. 50 from Stratford International to Beckton arriving at Abbey Road station, on 15th February 2014. This station has ...
David Bosher 15/02/2014
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The DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. Built above the original station, the escalators lead down to the North London line, Jubilee line, bus ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
The elevated DLR platforms at Canning Town in July 2005. The North London line, Jubilee line and bus interchange are at ground level. Note passengers ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
British Transport Police officers board a Docklands Light Railway service at Canning Town on 22 July 2005. This was part of a public reassurance ...
John Furnevel 22/07/2005
3 of 3 images.