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Docklands Light Railway

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First time iv'e been down to this part of town on the train and I was suitably impressed. The stations were clean and tidy, staff helpful, and many of the stations themselves were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

First time iv'e been down to this part of town on the train and I was suitably impressed. The stations were clean and tidy, staff helpful, and many of the stations themselves were a joy to see. We used it throughout marathon weekend. It enhanced our pleasure as there was some awesome views along the route of the line. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I use the dlr fairly regularly and its always reliable. The journeys are quick. And they have very friendly and reliable staff. It's always great to sit at the front.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'd never taken the DLR on previous trips to London but most of my time was spent on this service. Pretty much like the tube except a bit cleaner. There's a view while travelling bbut it's mostly industrial and highrises. No complaints.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The first time I boarded on DLR was on my way to Greenwich and it was such a nice surprise. It is rather new, especially in comparison to the old and dirty tube, but this is the least of all. The most important is that you enjoy the view during the route in an easy and relaxing manner. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The best part of the DLR in my opinion starts in Westferry, referring to the line that ends in Lewisham. From the train you can enjoy the modern panorama of Canary Wharf, is glass and iron buildings, stop at Heron Quay and walk to Reuters Plaza, have look at the futuristic Canary Wharf tube station and at the news led... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great way to travel in a quick efficient manner. Went to London x cell and it was quick and easy from Woolwich Arsenal. It is well run and clean and without the crowds and yet busy. No driver makes it quite scary but its the way forward.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a great way to go sightseeing through the Docklands and Canary Wharf, without having to trudge on foot or pay a fortune. Travel at non-peak hours, and try to get a seat at the front of the train. It doesn't have a driver, so it feels like a rollercoaster, and the routes actually curve and bend. Make sure... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We used this way of transport several times on our trip to London, I found this service much better than the tube as most parts were outside with good views. The service was of a quick speed making it reliable. I find it weird these trains do not have drivers but that would not stop me using them as they... More 

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Manchester England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's always a bit spooky riding a driverless train! The DLR provides excellent services not only to places like Excel and the O2, it gets you to top tourist offerings like Greenwich, Cutty Sark and the Emirates Air Line. And of course one terminus is right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Trains are clean and services... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Loved our travels on the DLR. We stayed in Beckton next to the DLR station from there we started our daytrips in to the city. Paying by oyster card the best and less expensive way to travel on the DLR, tube and busses in London. We visited the city center, stratford, canary wharf and many other places by going with... More 

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