Bank DLR Station Shutdown; But Hey, There's No Strike

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 107 months ago
Bank DLR Station Shutdown; But Hey, There's No Strike

dlr_tracks29Sep09.jpg It looks like there'll be no DLR at Bank for a big chunk of December, as TfL close the terminus to upgrade track and signals for the new three-car trains. Bank trains will apparently terminate at Shadwell, with travellers expected to shunt onto Tower Hill or the Jubilee Line (when it runs). There's no word on exact dates yet, but it's another straw for the backs of camels living in south / east London, already used to multiple line closures (and we can't imagine British Airways will be very happy, launching their all-business flights from City to JFK today). But it's all in the excellent cause of increasing DLR capacity, so we'll struggle home with our Christmas shopping via a different route with that in mind.

On a happier note, the 48 hour strike that was planned to start tomorrow has been called off. The dispute over new rosters, which TfL say will increase safety while the RMT say the shorter shifts will affect working conditions - oh you guys and your po-tay-to po-tah-to - has found some kind of common ground. No word on next week's Victoria Line strike yet, though. (Image by paolo999 from the Londonist Flickr pool)

Last Updated 29 September 2009