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The new transport related viral Twitter trend is to come up with #FakeDLRfacts. We're not 100% sure, but suspect that the upcoming launch of private tourist DLR trains, inspired this.
Whatever the reason behind the amusing trend, here are some of the best tweets we spotted. Be warned things get very silly beneath (and even a tad political).
Each new DLR train has to undergo at least 30 hours of route learning before it is permitted to drive the route itself. This is done by attaching new trains to the back of experienced trains, especially on Sundays #fakeDLRfacts— Tom (@tbobeverest) August 7, 2018
During the production of Mission Impossible (1996), the producers plastered this fake ad on the side of a bus. After the film was released, so many people started turning up to the DLR on weekends that they had to start running a weekend service. #FakeDLRFacts pic.twitter.com/TZ2QrTaMDA— ClippednPinned (@ClippednPinned) August 7, 2018
#fakeDLRfacts Custom House for Excel is not named for exhibition centre but for a nearby Microsoft spreadsheet training school.— Methanol Bastard (@MethanolBastard) August 6, 2018
DLR stands for Dinky Little Railway. #FakeDLRFacts— norwegiancheese (@norwegiancheese) August 7, 2018
Due to a station access dispute, TFL have deemed that the eastbound platform of Cyprus station is operated by Turkey and the westbound by Greece #fakeDLRfacts— Rob (@RobHills) August 6, 2018
TfL are going to launch a nighttime version of the DLR called the DDR, or Docklands Dark Railway#FakeDLRFacts— MY83 (@my83media) August 7, 2018
And here's one that only the most hardcore of train geeks, with a little bit of football knowledge thrown in there, will get.
Woolwich Arsenal Station was originally called Gillespie Road #fakedlrfacts— Mark Davis (@Judethecat) August 6, 2018