THE DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT SCHEME

As part of London docklands Development Corp. urban renewal of 8 sq mi of Thames waterfront areas of east London, a light rail transit system will be built. The 8 miles of routes that will be built in the L77-million first phase are to open in 1987, utilizing active and abandoned railroad rights-of-way and new alignments in certain areas. There will be inter-changes with both London Transport and British Railways services. The light rail vehicles will be capable of train operation in peak periods. Ultimately capacity of 8,000 riders per hour will be provided; a third branch from the authorized Y-shaped system may also be built.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • GLOVER, J
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 33-36
  • Serial:
    • MODERN RAILWAYS
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 424
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM