Britain’s first light rail system using the latest automatic train control technology...
The Docklands Light Railway was one of Britain’s first light rail systems using the latest automatic train control technology. All the trains are controlled via a central computer but can be manually driven in case of an emergency or signal loss.
The whole of the Docklands Light Railway network is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, parents with buggies and the elderly.
The network played a massive part in the London 2012 Olympic games, transporting thousands of spectators to and from the game venues in East London.
The system was launched in 1987 and was half the size as it is now. Transport for London Oystercards and Travelcards are valid on the Docklands Light Railway network.