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“Bird's eye view”

Docklands Light Railway
Ranked #12 of 242 Transportation in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bird's eye view”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

DLR is high up so great view of the docklands and old wharf buildings and churches amongst the dull concrete and glass modern office space. If only the DLR could bring back the tour guides with free commentary of the area during normal journeys ...

Visited August 2012
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Farnham, Surrey
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“Only way to travel to the O2”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good clean and efficient transport system and I only ever use it to get to Docklands and Greenwich. No difficulties with plenty of information as to where you are all the time.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great When it works, Shocking when it doesn't.”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The DLR is bar none the most unreliable transportation method in London. I've commuted using the DLR for around four years and it is terrible.

When it works, it's a good overground option and offers a good set of views of London. However, too often the whole network will come to a halt over just one small fault, causing significant delays.

Additionally, the Royal Docks area has two lines which don't connect - this would be alot easier if this connected up.

Finally - some of the strange things I have experienced
- Handing out London 2012 Olympics travel leaflets two months after the Paralympics finished! Shocking.
- Checking Oyster cards at Woolwich Arsenal station. One of the very few stations with barriers on the DLR, pointless, annoying and frustrating.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
319 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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“Problems each time I have travelled on it”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Although I have travelled on the DLR only four times there has always been a problem! One time the doors would not open and we had to traipse through the train, alight and wait for another. Other times there was a problem on the rail. Perhaps I have just been unlucky and these problems do not arise during the working week?

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Line”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Used this line to get to Grenwich for Olympics, great efficeint service. Good views through Docklands. great for visiting canary wharf

Visited August 2012
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