dinsdag 11 november 2008

Docklands Light Railway -- London (DLR)

One of the first light rail systems in Britain, with one of the world's safest and most advanced automatic train control systems, DLR has expanded faster than any UK railway.

The DLR opened in 1987 to serve the first brownfield developments in Docklands with 11 trains and 15 stations.

Since then, a number of extensions have seen the DLR extended to Bank, Beckton, Lewisham and London City Airport.

Today it is a 31 km railway with 38 stations and 94 vehicles and is now carrying more passengers than ever before. The system currently carries 64 million passengers a year, but this is expected to rise to more than 80 million by 2009.

Through further extensions and enhancements to the railway, the DLR will continue to meet demand while acting as a catalyst for regeneration.

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