Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 25th birthday celebrated [Newsquest]





Date: 24/08/2012

FOR many of us it has transformed the way we travel around this part of London and, next week, the 25th birthday of the Docklands Light Railway is celebrated. When the DLR first opened its driverless trains were a revelation to in a part of the capital which felt cut off from much of the public transport system. Opened by the Queen on August 30 1987, it has since grown from just two routes and 11 trains in east London to a 45-station system - including this part of town - carrying 86m people a year.


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Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 25th birthday celebrated

Newsquest

FORmany of us it has transformed the way we travel around this part of London and, next week, the 25th birthday of the Docklands Light Railway

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DLR No 89 at Poplar Station. It really is quite spooky being on a driverless train!
Location: Poplar Station, London
Company: Docklands Light Railway
24/08/2009 Alistair MacKenzie
A DLR train leaving Canary Wharf in September 2010.
Location: Canary Wharf
Company: Docklands Light Railway
18/09/2010 Veronica Clibbery
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 waiting at the North London Line platform, bottom left, with the busy bus station beyond. [The NLL route between Stratford and North Woolwich is due to close at the end of 2006 and will be replaced by the DLR's new Stratford International line] [See image 5174].
Location: Canning Town
Company: Docklands Light Railway
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