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Docklands Opening

The Docklands Light Railway London City Airport extension to King George V station opened to the public at 17 00 on Friday 2nd December and was officially opened by the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Minister for Transport Karen Buck today at the new London City Airport station. They were joined by Colin Jackson, star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and a champion hurdler, Lord Coe and Olympic Gold medallist Denise Lewis.

The London City Airport extension runs from Canning Town to King George V station at North Woolwich via London City Airport, and will play an important part in London's transport plans for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The line has four new stations which now connect local and airport passengers direct into the Tube system at Canning Town.

Mayor Ken Livingstone, said: "The Docklands Light Railway City Airport extension is a vital new transport link which has been delivered on time and on budget."

6 December 2005

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