TfL Launches New DLR Map To Mark 30th Anniversary

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TfL Launches New DLR Map To Mark 30th Anniversary
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A new map of the DLR has been released to celebrate the network's 30th birthday this year.

The new DLR line maps will be displayed on board the trains and at stations, with different colour shades for each branch of the railway to make it clearer to use.

The Beckton to Tower Gateway line retains a shade close to the original DLR shade, while Stratford International and Bank to Woolwich Arsenal is shown in a lighter shade, and Stratford and Bank to Lewisham is shown in a darker green, not far off that used to represent the District line on a regular tube map.

TfL has also released a Destination DLR travel guide, with suggestions for 30 things to do on the DLR, including visiting city farms, museums and theatres.

Photo: John Tiffin

The DLR was opened by the Queen in summer 1987, when it had just 15 stations. It's been extended six times, and now serves 45 stations.

It was announced earlier this year that new, air-conditioned trains are coming to the DLR in 2022.

Danny Price, TfL’s Director of the DLR, said:

With improvements such as a new generation of trains from 2022 and initiatives to make our customers’ lives easier, such as the new clearer DLR line map, we will ensure the DLR continues to meet those growing needs.  We also want to take the opportunity to celebrate the growing number of top attractions and hidden gems linked by the DLR through our new travel guide.

Last Updated 31 July 2017