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  • London Thamesmead Docklands Light Railway extension and bus rapid transit proposal map
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    Docklands Light Railway extension study underway

    2020-12-21T15:52:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has begun further technical studies for a proposed extension of the Docklands Light Railway automated light metro from Gallions Reach to Beckton Riverside and across the River Thames to Thamesmead. The move follows confirmation of the new Thamesmead Abbey ...

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
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    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    Thales wins Docklands Light Railway signalling contracts

    2019-10-31T11:12:00Z

    UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31. Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    CAF wins Docklands Light Railway train contract

    2019-06-12T09:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has selected CAF as the winner of a contract to supply a fleet of 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway. The first of the new trains are expected to enter service from 2023. The £350m order announced on June 12 ...

  • Four bidders have been invited to negotiate for a contract to supply 43 trainsets for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    Four shortlisted for Docklands Light Railway train order

    2017-11-17T14:58:57Z

    UK: Invitations to negotiate for a contract to supply 43 trainsets for the Docklands Light Railway driverless light metro were issued to four prequalified bidders by Transport for London on November 17. The prequalified bidders are: Alstom Transport UK; Bombardier Transportation; CAF; a consortium of Siemens, ...

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    London transport strategy targets zero emissions by 2050

    2017-06-21T15:30:26Z

    UK: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his first draft transport strategy on June 21. It is open for public consultation until October 2. Noting that the city’s population is set to expand from 8·7 million to 10·5 million over the next 25 years, the document sets a target ...

  • Transport for London has launched TfL TravelBot, an artificial intelligence driven Facebook Messenger chatbot.
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    Transport for London launches Facebook Messenger chatbot

    2017-06-13T10:48:27Z

    UK: Transport for London has launched an artificial intelligence driven Facebook Messenger chatbot. TfL said it deals with a huge number of queries every day through its Facebook pages, and it hopes that the TfL TravelBot will make it easier for users to get information in a ...

  • Docklands Light Railway Ltd has invited expressions of interest in contracts to supply and support up to 77 driverless light metro trainsets.
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    Docklands Light Railway fleet replacement procurement begins

    2017-05-17T10:01:15Z

    UK: Transport for London subsidiary Docklands Light Railway Ltd has invited expressions of interest in contracts to supply and support up to 77 driverless light metro trainsets. The initial requirement under the DLR Rolling Stock Replacement Project is for 43 trainsets, of which 33 would replace two-thirds of the existing ...

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    Next generation of Docklands Light Railway trains planned

    2015-05-08T15:16:00Z

    UK: Transport for London’s Docklands Light Railway Ltd subsidiary has issued a periodic indicative notice to begin industry consultation on a possible new generation of rolling stock for the automated light metro. The aim of the New Train would be to reduce journey times, improve passenger ambience and reduce whole-life ...

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    Keolis and Amey win Docklands Light Railway franchise

    2014-07-04T08:54:00Z

    UK: On July 4 Transport for London named the Keolis Amey Docklands joint venture of Keolis (70%) and Amey Rail (30%) as the winner of the new franchise to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway automated light metro. The contract runs from December 7 2014 until April 2021, ...

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    Tenders called for DLR operating concession

    2013-05-16T09:32:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has issued the formal invitation to tender to four groups shortlisted to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway for 6½ years from September 2014. The ITT was issued on May 10, with final bids to be returned by September 9, TfL’s Acting Director, London ...

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    Four shortlisted for Docklands Light Railway franchise

    2013-04-17T10:34:00Z

    UK: Transport for London announced on April 17 that had shortlisted four bidders for a franchise to operate the Docklands Light Railway from September 14 2014. Invitations to tender were expected to be issued ‘within the next few weeks’ to Stagecoach Rail Projects Ltd, a joint venture of Keolis ...

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    DLR operating contract extended to 2014

    2013-01-07T14:13:00Z

    UK: On January 7 Transport for London announced that Serco Docklands will have its contract to operate the Docklands Light Railway extended by 18 months. The contract extension is worth around £100m and will cover the period from April 2013 to September 2014. The terms are the same as in ...

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    Three-car trains to Woolwich Arsenal

    2012-01-30T17:09:00Z

    UK: London’s Docklands Light Railway introduced three-car operation on its Bank – Woolwich Arsenal route with effect from January 30, adding capacity for an extra 1 500 passengers/h ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This means all DLR routes are now worked with three-car trains during the morning ...

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    TfL expects £250m saving from buying Docklands Light Railway PFI concessionaires

    2011-12-06T15:19:00Z

    UK: Transport for London is to take over two companies which hold private finance initiative contracts to finance, build and maintain extensions to the Docklands Light Railway network. Announcing the deals on November 25, TfL said current market conditions and the 'unique circumstances of TfL's ability to raise finance' mean ...

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    Docklands Light Railway opens to Stratford International

    2011-08-31T13:21:00Z

    UK: A 5 km extension of London's Docklands Light Railway driverless light metro from Canning Town to Stratford International opened on August 31. The route is intended to meet the growing demand for public transport in Lower Lea Valley area of east London, and also provide access to 2012 ...

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    DLR three-car upgrade completed

    2011-05-12T14:11:00Z

    UK: The launch of three-car services on the Docklands Light Railway between Tower Gateway and Beckton on May 9 marked the completion of a £325m project to upgrade the network for longer trains. ‘With passenger numbers increasing on the DLR every year, having the ability to run a three-car service ...

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    Docklands Light Railway rolls out three-car trains

    2010-03-04T13:13:00Z

    UK: London's Docklands Light Railway ran its first public three-car trains between Bank and Lewisham on February 23. The extended trains will increase capacity on the operator’s busiest route by 50% and will be rolled out across the DLR network as demand increases. The 30-month £325m project involved extending platforms ...

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    Docklands Light Railway opens to Woolwich Arsenal

    2009-01-12T13:23:00Z

    UK: Mayor of London Boris Johnson inaugurated the 2·5 km extension of London's Docklands Light Railway from King George V to Woolwich Arsenal on January 12, two days after the start of services. The infrastructure on the £180m light metro extension was built in 3½ years by a joint ...

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    Docklands Light Railway car formally unveiled

    2008-03-29T06:50:00Z

    UK: Decathlete Dean Macey, Chairman of Britain's Olympic Delivery Authority John Armitt, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Transport for London's Managing Director, London Rail, Ian Brown unveiled the first of a new design of train for the Docklands Light Railway on March 13. TfL placed a £50m order ...