UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

A new DLR timetable will be introduced on 26 September 2022.

This is in response to changes in the way passengers are using the network since the opening of the Elizabeth line in May.

With the network seeing an increase in leisure travel, the new timetable will provide more frequent services that will run for longer during evenings and weekends.

For example, on weekday evenings, Bank-Lewisham services will run every five minutes instead of every ten.

The Canning Town to Beckton shuttle is also being reintroduced during off-peak travel and introduced during peak hours for the first time.

Tom Page, TfL's General Manager for the DLR, said:

“It's fantastic to see customers regularly using the DLR again and we want to make sure the timetable provides the best possible service.

“The changes will help our customers complete their journeys more quickly and easily.”

The changes will also help minimise waiting times between the DLR and Elizabeth line at Canary Wharf, Custom House and Stratford stations, ahead of the integration of Elizabeth line services from 6 November.

From this date, the lines from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield will connect with the central tunnels of the Elizabeth line.

This means that customers travelling from Reading and Heathrow will be able to travel east all the way to Canary Wharf, Custom House and Abbey Wood without changing at Paddington.

Further improvements are also planned for the DLR network. These include walk-through, air-conditioned trains, which will improve waiting times, crowding and customer experience.

These are due to enter service from 2024.

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