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Docklands Light Railway: What exactly is a ‘light railway’ on the London Underground map

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The London Underground is recognized worldwide.

The map of London’s Tube community is recognisable throughout the globe and, though us Londoners are inclined to complain, it is fairly unimaginable.

In truth, one a part of the Underground is the oldest part of underground railway in the world and opened in 1863. This part ran between Paddington (Bishop’s Road) and Farringdon Street.

Most persons are conscious of the completely different Tube strains, from the Piccadilly, Central and District strains.

But there is a lesser-known a part of the London Underground map that deserves an equal quantity of consideration.

That is the Docklands Light Railway or DLR.

What is so particular about it? It is driverless.

The DLR is a part of the London Tube map

The DLR serves a part of East and South East London and connects with the Tube community at Bank and Tower Gateway (Tower Hill) stations.

It additionally connects with Canary Wharf, Canning Town, Heron Quays, Bow, Stratford and Shadwell.

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The DLR gives providers to Beckton, Stratford and London City Airport to the East and North East and Docklands, Lewisham and Greenwich to the South.

Not solely does the DLR present all of those providers, it additionally connects with London’s cable automobile, the Emirates Air Line, at Victoria.

The DLR can take you to Canary Wharf

The DLR can take you to Canary Wharf

Along the line there are numerous sights value visiting together with the Museum of London Docklands at West India Quay or Tower Bridge at Tower Gateway.

The DLR additionally provides Londoners entry to unimaginable inexperienced areas. At Pontoon Dock station yow will discover Thames Barrier Park, while at Limehouse you possibly can go to Lee Valley Regional Park.

The fee methodology and price for the DLR is the similar as utilizing the Tube. You can use your Oyster card, journey card or contactless fee playing cards.

You can use a Oyster Card or contactless payment on the DLR

You can use a Oyster card or contactless fee on the DLR

The service runs from 5.30am to 12.30am Monday to Saturday and 7am to 11.30pm on Sunday.

DLR stations have elevate or ramp entry to all platforms and degree entry onto trains. All lifts even have alarms permitting you to talk with a member of DLR workers if experiencing issues.

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Platforms are additionally made as degree with trains as doable. For extra data on accessibility go to the accessibility web page on the TfL web site.