DLR evening frequency increase

Just for once, here’s a bit of caveat-free good transport news for Lewisham!

New double-frequency DLR service starts 2 Feb 2015

Our DLR service frequency on weekday evenings between 9pm and 11.30pm will double to every five minutes, from every ten, starting in just over a week, on Monday 2 February, as part of a set of DLR service changes:

  • Twice as many trains between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town during off-peak hours and at weekends with a train every 4-5 minutes
  • Beckton – Stratford International service will be replaced with a Beckton – West Ham service operating from 10:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday and from 08:30 Saturdays and 10:30 Sundays to 19:30. Interchange at West Ham for trains towards Stratford International. When no West Ham service is shown, take the first train and change at Canning Town
  • Twice as many trains between Bank and Lewisham from 21:00 to 23:30 Monday to Friday with a train every 5 minutes
  • Longer 3-carriage DLR trains at weekends between Stratford and Canary Wharf, increasing capacity by half

I look forward to greatly increased chances of a wait for the DLR of less than four minutes after I arrive home by train from an evening out – the critical point at which it’s quicker to catch it than walk home (although of course I wouldn’t need to if the Platform 4 gate were open…)!

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