Transport for London (TfL) has exercised an option to order an additional 11 new DLR trains from CAF.
This will mean that a total of 54 new trains will be introduced on the network from 2024 as part of a contract initially signed with CAF in 2019.
This purchase is funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to further increase capacity and help unlock 10,000 new homes, particularly in the Royal Docks and on the Isle of Dogs.
The first two new DLR trains are currently undergoing extensive testing ahead of being introduced on the network.
They feature a walk-through design, audio and visual real-time travel information, air conditioning and mobile device charge points.
The new units also provide 10 percent more capacity than existing models and offer improved facilities for those with mobility impairments.
“These new DLR trains will transform the journeys of millions of existing customers but will also give us the opportunity to welcome many more as new jobs and homes are created in east London and the Docklands area. Testing is progressing well ahead of the trains being introduced from 2024 and I really look forward to welcoming this new fleet to help contribute to the DLR’s continuing success.”
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