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Docklands Light Railway

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To swipe or not to swipe

We had bought oyster cards for our stay and had no problem using them on the underground but if you are not used to using the Docklands Light Railway you could easily miss swiping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had bought oyster cards for our stay and had no problem using them on the underground but if you are not used to using the Docklands Light Railway you could easily miss swiping your card. On one occasion we missed swiping out and had to go back and do this again. Apart from that it is a nice way... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had been born and brought up in West London but we were moved to Oxfordshire by my husband's company. Although I had heard of the Docklands Railway, I hadn't had the opportunity of using it. It was my birthday and I decided to explore that part of London. We found a map of Docklands and used it firstly to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great and fast service on this driverless railway. All DLR stations have lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. Since it is an "above ground" service, you can also enjoy London views while travelling! You can use your travelcard or Oystercard on DLR too!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I first used this when it was new and well remember that the trains stopped running early in the evening. The network has expanded and now covers much more of east London, both north and south of the Thames, which was previously poorly served by the London Underground. Most tourists will use this to reach Greenwich, from Bank or Tower... More 

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Medway, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

quite boring.. cos I used to go college by docklands railway, but u go out of the station, London is huge everything u see...

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Have used the service many times over the years and have rarely been let down. The service has always run to timetable and sufficient notifications in place to let you know when and where there will be delays. You do get the opportunity to enjoy some views of London albeit quite limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The staff on the DLR were beyond polite. Knowledgeable, friendly and patient, they made the rail so much more user friendly.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The day we arrived the one section was having works carried out but the replacement bus service was excellent. The DLR is quick, clean & there are stations close to all the main attractions. It is so much nicer to travel on the DLR than the underground as it is less hot, stuffy & crammed. A get addition to London... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've used it a few times for specific needs - mostly getting to or from City Airport or Canary Wharf - but today South Eastern/ Railtrack let me down on a train going nowhere from Lewisham so I hopped on the DLR to Bank and got to work faster than I had expected with decent views and so on. Just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Docklands Light Railways is an automated light metro system to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of London over 40 km and 45 stations. If you land at the London City airport and do not want to take an expensive taxi ti the City, you can take the DLR to the Banks station, from where you can get connections to... More 

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