||Docklands Light Railway
Update 12 January 2009 -
Mayor unveils DLR Woolwich Arsenal station
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today officially opened the £180 million extension of the Docklands Light Railway to Woolwich Arsenal, which delivers another vital north-south link across the capital and completes the extension via London City Airport started in March 2003.
The extension has opened seven weeks ahead of schedule linking King George V station on the north of the river with a brand new station at Woolwich Arsenal in the south. It has been funded as part of Transport for London's (TfL) multi-billion pound Investment Programme.
Update 3 March 2003
The ground breaking ceremony for DLR extension to London City Airport
and North Woolwich is to take place at Barrier Park on Barrier Point
Road. London E16 on Tuesday 4th March at 11 00. Robert
Kiley will be guest of honour.
DLR introduced new improved weekday and weekend services from 24 August 2002
Major changes to DLR schedules, including enhanced daily capacity and up to 50% increase in weekend services started on Saturday 24th August.
Timetables have been refined to provide a range of new benefits to customers:
These improvements come as its new fleet of 24 new trains are commissioned and which should all enter service by the end of the year. As well as the new vehicles the current fleet is to be refurbished to give extra capacity and comfort. this is needed to meet the growing passenger numbers which have reached over 41 million per year and is predicted to rise to 60 million passengers a year by 2005.
- Bank/Lewisham service has improved frequency during morning peaks - now every 3 to 4 minutes.
- Special trains have been scheduled during the morning peak between Bow Church and Canary Wharf. This will bring additional capacity to the Stratford service, making it easier for passengers starting their journey at Bow Church, Devons Road and All Saints to board.
- Both the morning and evening peak periods have been extended by up to an hour. Peak frequencies now apply to the 'peak direction' between 06.30 - 10.00 and 16.00 - 19.00 weekdays.
- Later last trains home on services towards Stratford and Beckton - 7 days a week.
- A train from any station every 10 minutes throughout the weekend, including early in the morning and late in the evening.
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