Monday, 18 March 2013

Public Tranport in London-The Docklands Light Rail (DLR)- London

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light rail system, without a driver, serving the Dockland area of East and South-East London. It complements the Underground, largely sharing its fares system, and maintains a number of interchanges with it. It is focused on the Canary Wharf business district, although this was not its initial objective upon its opening in 1987.

The DLR connects with the Underground rail network (Tube) at Bank and Tower Gateway (Tower Hill) stations and also at Shadwell, Stratford, Bow, Heron Quays, Canning Town and Canary Wharf. Partly due to the success of Canary Wharf, the system has expanded several times and now has five main branches connecting the Isle of Dogs and Royal Docks to each other, and the City of London, Stratford, Woolwich and Lewisham south of the river. It also serves London City Airport and Stratford International.

The DLR also connects with London’s new cable car, the Emirate Airline, at Royal Victoria.
The DLR runs from 5.30a.m. to 12.30a.m. Monday to Saturday; and from 7a.m. to 11.30p.m. on Sunday. Fares are the same as those on the Tube, and Oyster and Travelcard holders can use the DLR as well. 
All DLR stations have lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms that are enabled, to allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff, should you experience any problems.

Platforms are as level with trains as possible for easy access. The gap between the platform edge and the train is approximately 7.5cm wide and the step up/down from the platform to the train is approximately 5cm high. 

Most wheelchair users find boarding/alighting smoothest with the largest wheel first – this may mean reversing as appropriate.

Are you considering visiting London and the U.K.? Then contact the London official visitor agency-Visit London and Partners at: 08701 566 366     

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