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Docklands Light Railway

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank mishmishapricot
De Haan, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so fortunate to have our hotel next to the DLR station on our trip to London. Just out of the front door and in to the train. It's a nice and fast way to get to the center of the city. Stops at 'Tower' or 'Banks' so right in the center. Every few minutes there's a train coming... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DLR is a refreshing way to travel in east London - still can be cramped in carriages but getting to see out the windows and getting fresh air when stops is a bonus

Thank KHJM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This line can get busy if there is a problem which we experienced on the Saturday but it was very quick on the Sunday. The only problem we had was they changed the destination of the train after we had boarded. If English is not your first language you may miss the announcements as they didn't advise of the change.... More 

Thank oofus
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The DLR offers nice views when compared to the underground but we do find that they don't offer a frequent enough service which then leads to overcrowded trains in peak times.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever since my first visit to London when I was a mere nipper, I have enjoyed travelling on the Underground but since the Docklands Light Railway has been built, the part of the London Transport network that I enjoy trips on the most just has to be that! It is based predominantly in the East of the capital but extends... More 

Thank bwanamdevu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having travelled to London via the trains my entire life, I had never experienced a ride on the Light Railway, it was amazing! We incorporated it in with our travel plans during a family stop over at the Royal Victoria Docklands and was not disappointed. The children enjoyed the chance to ride at the front and we enjoyed the ease... More 

Thank Susan P
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used the DLR to travel this last weekend. Everything was going well until we travelled from Woolwich Arsenal accross the Thames. The trip to the first stop has got to without a doubt the worst stretch I have ever been on. The carriage shook violently, the effect of this was nauseating by the time it came to a stop.... More 

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Ashford, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The DLR is efficient and easy to use. It's a great way to see all the highlights of the east end, Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the docks. Services are very frequent and trains clean.

Thank Elaine_and_Adrian
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Our hotel was nearby to the DLR station and as you mostly travel on the underground we thought be nice to actually see above ground and travel using these trains. Was very quick, efficient and you scan your oyster card after you leave the train and you must or you could be hit with a large fine! Would use these... More 

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