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TfL orders an additional 11 DLR trains

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Back in February, we looked at the new Docklands Light Railway trains which will serve London City Airport, and indeed most of the rest of the DLR network, from 2024.

Transport for London has just confirmed that it has exercised its option for 11 additional trains, meaning that a total of 54 will be delivered over the next couple of years.

New DLR Docklands Light Railways trains for London

33 of the new trains will be direct replacements for existing ones, whilst the additional 21 will be used to increase frequencies.

Whilst the trains are now arriving in the UK, a substantial testing period means that you will not be able to ride one until early next year. The full roll-out will be complete in 2026.

Some of the red 2007 trains will be retained to run alongside the new fleet. The majority of the trains heading for scrap are approaching 30 years old.

Our February article has some additional photographs and information.

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