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(United Kingdom )LONDON-DLR

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Canary Wharf

London City Airport

Langdon Park

Shadwell

Tower Gateway

DLR car
London
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Line is an automated metro mainly in viaduct with limited underground and ground level segments, opened in 1987 with the aim to serve East End and Docklands northern areas (at the time very residual and under utilized) trying to spin off them again, thanks also to the other connections with the traditional metro network and the regional railways.
Actually the 31 km DLR system is constituited by 4 branches (Stratford-Lewisham; Bank-Lewisham; Bank-Woolwich Arsenal; Tower Gateway-Beckton) converging at Poplar.
The first phase (1987, 13 km) was Island Gardens-Tower Gateway plus Stratford-Poplar, followed in 1991 by Bank extension (1 km with the crucial connection with the traditional metro network), in 1994 by Beckton extension (1994), in 1999 by the Lewisham extension (4 km), in 2005 by the London City Airport and King George V one (4 km; a further extension up to Woolwich Arsenal opened at the beginning of 2009). Another important extension from Canning Town to Stratford (6 km) was completed on August 2011, mostly running along a former North London Railway section.
TFL(official site)

description uptaded on Oct 11th, 2011

map created on Oct 11th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
31-08-1987Tower Gateway-Poplar; Poplar-Stratford; Poplar-Island Gardens
1991Shadwell-Bank
1995Poplar-Beckton via Canning Town
20-11-1999Poplar-Greenwich-Lewisham
02-12-2005Canning Town-King George V
09-12-2007fermata Langdon Park
10-01-2009King George-Woolwich Arsenal
02-03-2009Tower Gateway stop renewal
31-08-2011Canning Town-Stratford

CountryUnited Kingdom
LineDocklands Light Rail (DLR)
InhabitantsCity 7.400.000, District 11.250.000
Date opening1987
Future development:--
Length (km)40
Track sectionsCanning Town-Stratford section along former North London Railway alignement
Stops46, average distance m 850
Platforms--
Platform doors--
general characteristicslength --, width --
n. of vehicles(single cars) B90: 23; B92: 47; B2K: 24; B07:24
n. of cars per vehicle2
Typesteel wheels bi-directional
Vehicle dimensions (m)length 28; width 2.65
Vehicle capacity (pax)284 (70 seated)
Frequency 2/10 min
Current/Voltage third rail
Guide/gauge tracks
Speed Km/hMax 80
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)1.3/1.3
System capacity15.700 pphpd
Ridership60 millions pax/year
Total cost36 M £/km
Staff--
System builderBOMBARDIER
ModelB90, B92, B2K, B07
NOTEorder for 31 new cars (B09)
works are going to be completed in order to allow a 3 cars configuration along the whole track (2012)
technical data uptaded on Oct 11th, 2011