Here's What You Need To Know About This Week's DLR Strike

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Here's What You Need To Know About This Week's DLR Strike

There's a DLR strike planned this week, due to a dispute between the RMT union and KeolisAmey Docklands, the contractor which operates the DLR on behalf of TfL. Here's what you need to know:

When and where is the strike?

The strike is taking place on the DLR on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March.

How long is the strike?

The strike runs from 4am on Wednesday 28 March until 03.59am on Friday 30 March — effectively covering the DLR's operating hours for the entirety of Wednesday and Thursday. A normal service should resume on Friday morning.

What will be closed?

TfL is expecting the entire DLR to be closed for the duration of the strike.

What will be affected?

With the DLR completely out of action, there will be a knock-on effect in east London. TfL particularly expects the Jubilee, Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines in east London, and the London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Surrey Quays, to be very busy.

Certain stations will also be busier than usual, including Canning Town, Bank, Stratford, Canary Wharf, Canada Water and London Bridge, which of course could then have a knock-on effect on adjoining services, including the Northern and Jubilee lines.

TfL is putting an extra 49 buses into service on key routes along the DLR to take some of the strain.

What about getting to City Airport?

With the DLR closed, you're advised to take the Jubilee line to Canning Town and get a bus from there — leave plenty of extra time.

TfL Travel Ambassadors will be positioned at 'key locations' to help passengers re-plan their journeys.

Where can I find more information?

Here's the official TfL advice for passengers, as of Monday morning. You should also keep an eye on this page, as well as @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews, @TfLBusAlerts and @LondonDLR for live updates on how the strike is affecting the rest of the network.

Last Updated 26 March 2018