Testing is now underway with the first of the B23 trains being supplied by CAF for the Docklands Light Railway.

UK: Transport for London is seeking industry feedback to inform its plans for the future procurement of operators for Docklands Light Railway, Elizabeth Line and London Overground services.

TfL is seeking to understand the current supply market and help it structure its tendering requirements. An industry briefing day could be held in late May or early June.

Operation of the automated light metro would be procured through TfL subsidiary Docklands Light Railway Ltd under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016.

The two suburban rail operating packages would be procured through TfL’s Rail for London Ltd subsidiary under regulation 1370/2007, which forms part of retained EU law.

Current operating contracts
Service Operator End date
Elizabeth Line MTR Elizabeth Line May 25 2025
Docklands Light Railway KeolisAmey Docklands (70:30 joint venture) March 31 2025
London Overground Arriva Rail London April 28 2024