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Docklands Light Railway

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Address: London E14 0DS, England
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The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two...

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers high-frequency links between two of the world's most important financial districts - The City and Docklands - and regeneration areas in east and south east London.

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Having used the DLR for years, I'm always impressed how it's still improving. The new seating layout to allow more standing room is a great idea in a growing city. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having used the DLR for years, I'm always impressed how it's still improving. The new seating layout to allow more standing room is a great idea in a growing city. It's comfortable, offers a unique view (that usually only a driver would see) for passengers, as it has no driver, and is a speedy way to get round the Docklands.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DLR is a service runs mainly in docklands which helps as a quick and simple travel for mail commuters each and every day .The is service is great, simple to access with the same oyster card with same prices as per the underground tube trains. its good for people who feel underground is crowdy and just feel fresh air...also good... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very imoressed with this. We flew into London City Airport and picked up the dlr just outside the terminal travelling to Tower Hub. Had to change at Canning Town but that was simple enough. A little while ago, they introduced a system allowing you to use a contactless bank card - so easy! You just have to remember to scan... More 

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Thank Edinburghgrecofile
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Dockland Light Railway a driver less communication system starts underground at the Bank tube station and goes overground after a few minutes. The first part of the trip is very normal until you leave Westferry avenue station in the direction of Lewisham. The trip takes you into a totally different "landscape" with the train going under and next to... More 

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Thank BasicsTouring
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We caught the DLR after crossing the Thames by Emirates cable car. This gave a great view of the old docks and the new London.

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Thank BeeGee45
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

You can use the DLR as a quick view over the city and Canary Warf as you trundle past. Trains i have always found to be clean and on time

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Thank Paul B
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Used this service to travel to Excel. Got on at Tower Gateway, swiped in using a credit card which makes the fare cheaper, only had to wait 5 minutes for the train to leave the station. Each new station is announced and appears on an electronic board so you can't go wrong. The trains are clean, modern, automated and very... More 

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Thank AngieP49
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Take the tour between the skyscrapers of canary wharf for some special views. Automated trains with no drivers but perfectly safe. Easy to use way to get around the docklands areas

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Thank Turtle5954
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Always good to ride the DLR. You get a great view if you sit at the front in the 'drivers seat' Staff are always happy to help, and trains are fast and efficient. Good for business links and tourists visiting East London

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Thank Steven J
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Amazing views of London throughout the DLR. It connects a lot of attractions in London. Always happy to ride.

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