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Docklands Light Railway

London's innovative, driverless Docklands Light Railway (DLR) serves parts of East and South East London.  
  • The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a driverless line connected to the London Tube network. 

  • You can pay with Oyster.

  • The DLR connects to the Emirates Air Line cable car and London City Airport. 

  • The DLR provides good access to parts of East London and the Docklands area.

You must wear a face covering across all TfL stations and services – you may be denied access to the travel network if you're not wearing a face covering.

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The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connects with the Tube network at Bank and Tower Gateway (Tower Hill) stations and also at Shadwell, Stratford, Bow, Heron Quays, Canning Town and Canary Wharf. The DLR serves Beckton, Stratford and London City Airport to the East and North East, and Docklands, Greenwich and Lewisham to the South.

The DLR also connects with London's cable car, the Emirates Air Line, at Royal Victoria.

The DLR runs from 5.30am-12.30am, Monday-Saturday, and from 7am-11.30pm on Sunday. DLR fares are the same as the Tube.

You can pay for your DLR fare with a Visitor Oyster card, Oyster card or Travelcard as well as contactless payment cards. If you pay with a Visitor Oyster card, Oyster card or contactless payment card, the fare is the same. For contactless payment cards issued outside the UK, check for any transaction fees or bank charges that may apply.

Plan your trip on the DLR with the downloadable tube map on our free London travel maps page. 

Accessibility information

All DLR stations have lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms enabled, which allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff should you experience any problems.

Platforms are as level with trains as possible for easy access. The gap between the platform edge and the train is approximately 7.5cm wide and the step up/down from the platform to the train is approximately 5cm high. 

Most wheelchair users find boarding/alighting smoothest with the largest wheel first – this may mean reversing as appropriate. For more information visit the accessibility pages on the Transport for London website

See our Accessible London page for further information about accessible attractions, accommodation and transport in London.