TfL Moots New DLR Routes, Including Victoria And St Pancras

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TfL Moots New DLR Routes, Including Victoria And St Pancras


Kudos to London Reconnections, who spotted this map of potential new DLR routes tucked away on an obscure part of the TfL website.

As London Reconnections notes, the map is accompanied by very little explanation, either to the likelihood of these plans ever moving forward or the costs involved. The map therefore offers a juicy platter for speculation.

The most unexpected feature is an extension westwards to Victoria and Euston/St Pancras, two of the busiest transport hubs in the capital. The northern termini are not only home to Eurostar and HS1 services, but will also support the proposed High Speed 2 line to the north of England. A DLR hook-up would ease the burden on the Northern Line, offering an alternative route into the City and Docklands. The Victoria link, meanwhile, could make use of disused Jubilee platforms at Charing Cross, cutting construction costs.

The proposals also see a long-anticipated extension east to Dagenham, a double-tracking between Bow and Stratford, and a southern extension to Catford and Forest Hill.

London Reconnections has expert analysis (and a good comments thread) of the proposals, which would render the 'Docklands' Light Railway something of a misnomer.

Update: 853 blog has a response, asking where the link to Eltham is.

Last Updated 03 May 2011

Rachel Holdsworth

COME ON extension to Medusa Road! Not that it's, like, a 10 minute walk from my flat or anything.

Myles

No chance of the DLR hopping accross from Lewisham via SE London to connect with Brixton then? hmm.

Niall

Brixton has enough!
Need more towards Bromley

Whovian Marvel Tube Life

If you extended the line to Victoria and King's Cross St Pancras, it's not the Docklands Light Railway. Not the DLR. It's the Docklands and City Railway. The DACR. Not as catchy. Extending into the city loses the line's name and purpose, for the Docklands! If you are going to extend it, do the other extension, Past lewisham and past Beckton.