"Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)" Docklands Tip by codrutz

Docklands, London: 25 reviews and 24 photos


The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a special transportation mean in London, less used by the tourists because it's not downtown but only in the Docklands area - east of London.

A ride with the DLR is interesting - be sure you wait for the train at the very beginning of the train and get inside quick to sit in the first row of seats so you can see from a train driver perspective. That's the fun in DLR, staying in front row and looking how the train drives itself.

There is a driver though, that closes and opens the door, all other thing like acceleration and stopping the train is automatic. The driver is either in the front (you will stay next to him/her) or in the back of the train (less frequent).

Pay attention that DLR goes a lot into the Zone 3 so you need a Zone 3 valid ticket when going to those stations - I went up to the northern station - Stratford - and then realized that is in Zone 3 and I had only Zone 2, but I went back and it was ok.

Address: Along the Thames

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 6, 2008
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