DLR Projects

The Bank to Lewisham route will be upgraded to take 3-unit trains instead of the current 2-unit trains, involving viaduct strengthening and platform extensions. A similar upgrade for the Stratford & Beckton routes will follow.
DLR are carrying out a feasibility study on a southward extension from Lewisham to Catford.
An extension from Gallions Reach through the Barking Reach development site to Dagenham Dock station. Barking Reach is the largest brownfield site in London at 150ha, and therefore a massive development of some 11,000 homes is planned for the Barking and Dagenham riverside area as part of the regeneration of the Thames Gateway.
New branch from Canning Town to North Woolwich via the riverside, including Silvertown and City Airport.
To serve the new international station at Stratford, the DLR would take over North London Line services between Canning Town and Stratford. Under this scheme, North London Line (NLL) services will be discontinued from December 2006 south of Stratford.
The City Airport DLR branch will further be extended under the river to Woolwich Arsenal station. This is a £145m project to continue the DLR City Airport branch from King George V station 2.5km via bored tunnels under the river to a new station adjacent to Woolwich Arsenal national rail station. The extension is under construction and is expected to open in late 2008.
An extremely early proposal for a DLR extension westwards from Bank (potentially to Charing Cross) has been floated. DLR carried out a study in 2005 called "Horizons 2020" to look at possible extensions beyond those already envisaged (Woolwich, Stratford International and Dagenham Dock).
A new DLR station will serve the Langdon Park estate between All Saints and Devons Road. There is an unusually large gap between All Saints and Devons Road DLR stations on the Stratford branch. The area that the branch passes through is a residential estate of Bromley centred on Langdon Park. The local regeneration organisation, Leaside Regeneration Ltd, wanted a station to be built here for regenerative purposes.
The existing single-platform Stratford DLR station is being rebuilt with two platforms. The old Stratford DLR station was right in the middle of the station with easy interchange to Great Eastern and LU Central Line services. However, the single platform posed problems for both overcrowding and service frequency on the DLR network.