Power failure has halted DLR services

Services on the DLR from Lewisham are heavily disrupted today (19 Sept) after a power problem at Crossharbour.

TfL state “No service between Poplar and Mudchute, SEVERE DELAYS between Mudchute and Lewisham while we fix an electrical fault at Crossharbour.”

If at Lewisham or Greenwich it’s best to take a train to London Bridge if heading to central London, Canary Wharf or Stratford.

There are also no trains to Cannon Street today.


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4 thoughts on “Power failure has halted DLR services

  • Unfortunately, a points failure outside London Bridge meant that Southeastern and Thameslink services were (and still may be) severely disrupted for most of the afternoon. I managed to get back to Abbey Wood via the Jubilee Line and DLR to Woolwich, by which time there was a single train on the board heading to Dartford, so services may be recovering now.

  • Isn’t there a mini power station owned by tfl in Greenwich next to the cutty Sark pub? I thought the whole point of that was in case there was a power failure on the underground, maybe I’m just mistaken

  • @Matt W… It’s a gas fired power station (was oil and prior to that coal)… given the skyrocketing cots per-therm of gas, TfL will probably need another funding bail-out to afford to be able to use it. 🤔😳😂

  • It’s hardly a mini-power station! The power station by the river is back up for the London Underground.


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