French firms starts operating Docklands Light Railway [BBC News]





Date: 07/12/2014

London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) is now being operated by French transport group Keolis. The group, a joint venture led by the SNCF subsidiary and the Spanish-owned UK services group Amey, started running the DLR on Sunday. Serco, who held the franchise for 17 years from 1997, lost the £700m contract to Keolis in July. Transport for London (TfL) said passengers would see a series of service improvements.


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London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) is now being operated by French transport group Keolis.

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