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Transport for London seeks new trains for DLR

Transport for London will introduce 43 new 87-metre-long Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains from 2022, offering 30% more capacity.

The trains will have walk-through carriages and will feature air-conditioning as well as mobile device charge points. Two-thirds of the existing fleet will be replaced. It launched a search for a supplier on May 17.

Danny Price, TfL’s Director of DLR, said: “Ordering them now ensures that we get the best value for money in the long term, and can support continuing growth in east London. We intend to go out to tender later this year with the new trains entering service from 2022.”

The contract is expected to be awarded in summer 2018.

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  • Wayne Kilburn - 17/05/2017 19:45

    When will work begin to link the DLR to Thamesmead,and then onto Abbeywood?

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  • The_Fishmonger - 30/05/2017 14:54

    Just out of curiosity - would these be fit enough for use on the Welsh Valleys? Relatively cheaper to 3rd rail the network than OHLE. Put in the auto-control and you could used saved money, by losing the drivers, to pay for the work. For the unionists about to flame - we're told there's a national shortage of drivers. There should therefore be no doubt be enough other TOCs that could employ them if this were to happen.

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