Transport for London have confirmed an expanded order for Docklands Light Railway trains.
The network will now see 54 new trains in total entering service from 2024.
An order for 43 trains has long been in place, with the option for a further 11 dependent on agreement from central government.
That took some time to gain achieve after initially being agreed in 2019, though in recent months TfL reports had stated that it was in place with funds coming from the Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Today they’ve put out a press release regarding the expanded order. It also states that two trains are currently testing. Upon introduction passengers will enjoy air con, USB sockets and walk-through trains with an increase in capacity.
There are however fewer seats to enable enhancements in capacity.
Extra trains will also permit enhanced service levels.
The oldest stock still running, which is now 30 years old, will be disposed.
The Docklands Light Railway network serves areas of the capital in line for large growth included Lewisham, Woolwich, Stratford and Canary Wharf.
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