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Docklands Light Railway

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Address: London E14 0DS, England
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+44 343 222 1234
5:00 am - 12:30 am
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The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two...

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two of the world's most important financial districts - The City and Docklands - and regeneration areas in east and south east London.

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Great way to travel

Very imoressed with this. We flew into London City Airport and picked up the dlr just outside the terminal travelling to Tower Hub. Had to change at Canning Town but that was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very imoressed with this. We flew into London City Airport and picked up the dlr just outside the terminal travelling to Tower Hub. Had to change at Canning Town but that was simple enough. A little while ago, they introduced a system allowing you to use a contactless bank card - so easy! You just have to remember to scan... More 

Thank Edinburghgrecofile
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dockland Light Railway a driver less communication system starts underground at the Bank tube station and goes overground after a few minutes. The first part of the trip is very normal until you leave Westferry avenue station in the direction of Lewisham. The trip takes you into a totally different "landscape" with the train going under and next to... More 

Thank BasicsTouring
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the DLR after crossing the Thames by Emirates cable car. This gave a great view of the old docks and the new London.

Thank BeeGee45
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can use the DLR as a quick view over the city and Canary Warf as you trundle past. Trains i have always found to be clean and on time

Thank Paul B
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Used this service to travel to Excel. Got on at Tower Gateway, swiped in using a credit card which makes the fare cheaper, only had to wait 5 minutes for the train to leave the station. Each new station is announced and appears on an electronic board so you can't go wrong. The trains are clean, modern, automated and very... More 

Thank AngieP49
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Take the tour between the skyscrapers of canary wharf for some special views. Automated trains with no drivers but perfectly safe. Easy to use way to get around the docklands areas

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Always good to ride the DLR. You get a great view if you sit at the front in the 'drivers seat' Staff are always happy to help, and trains are fast and efficient. Good for business links and tourists visiting East London

Thank Steven J
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Amazing views of London throughout the DLR. It connects a lot of attractions in London. Always happy to ride.

Thank James Kevin R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We travelled from Canary Wharf to Cutty Sark Greenwich last week on the DLR. What a fast and efficient service. The trains are driverless and have no guards. This line should be a model for all other train services in the UK. Don't forget to register your Oyster Card on one of the machines provided as you enter or exit... More 

Thank J150505
Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

It had been so long since I had been on the DLR. Since then, the system has been extended from the tiny one that was built in the face of Thatcher's opposition to public transport to a frequent service of three-car units which is still fully automated. I went up from Royal Victoria to Bank, to be able to connect... More 

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