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DLR to run tourist trains

Fed up with HoHo buses?
Can't afford the Orient Express or the Jacobite steam train?
The DLR has just announced it is to start running special Private Tourist Trains from Tower Gateway to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. With a tour guide on board providing commentry, called "DLR Discovery".
Info here: https://londonist.com/london/transport/you-can-now-discover-east-london-on-a-a-dlr-tourist-train
and here: https://londonblog.tfl.gov.uk/2018/07/23/dlr-discovery-explore-east-london/?cid=dlr-discovery

For those of you who don't know, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) is a train system in east London, not part of the tube (but connects with it) that runs mostly on elevated tracks above ground level, and is driverless.

Posted by Accidental Southerner
Atlanta, GA
242 posts

Thanks for posting this. Looks like the trial run ends before I’ll get there in mid September but now that I know about it (thanks to you) I’ll check back to see if they’ve extended the trial.

Posted by Barbara
Brooklyn, NY
900 posts

Thank you for the information and link. The people on this forum are the best for finding new experiences.

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
4131 posts

Note, however, that this will be using normal DLR trains - no extra luxury or historic vehicles.

Posted by Chris F OP
Basel, Switzerland
6543 posts

The DLR is not old enough to have historic or luxury vehicles. The victorians did not build many automated driverless trains ☺

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
4131 posts

I know, I was just pointing it out because your references to the Jacobite and VSOE might create inflated expectations.

(Note to other readers - some urban transport systems do have tourist tours using historic stock - eg Wuppertal's "Kaiserwagen")