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Docklands Light Railway

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Address: London E14 0DS, England
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+44 343 222 1234
05:00 - 00:30
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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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Brilliant system! Recommended. Always on time

On time and easy to use. Weird having no drivers though but made all connections on time. Brilliant!

Reviewed 2 days ago
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On time and easy to use. Weird having no drivers though but made all connections on time. Brilliant!

Thank Asummersgill
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The dlr is useful for going to east London and provides another escape route from Canary Wharf, but the main reason to use it is to sit right at the front and pretend you're driving. It's a bit like a really tame roller coaster otherwise.

Thank Liz I
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a way to see the east end and Canary Wharf, regular and on time it's an overground system of the underground, cheap prices hop on hop off

Thank jamieson483
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a handy service to get from the outskirts (Docklands, Canary Wharf, Greenwich etc.) into the city. It is reliable and as it is overland you get to see lots of the areas. The trains we tried were on time and clean.

Thank Sue W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank ccc097
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 

Thank nsujay
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53 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Edinburghgrecofile
Jerusalem, Israel
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128 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank BasicsTouring
Leicester, United Kingdom
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210 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank BeeGee45
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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

Thank Paul B

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