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Rail News: Issue 354 23 Jan 2009

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Woolwich extension paves way for increasing DLR capacity by 50%

Transport for London has said that its next task, now that the latest extension to the Docklands Light Railway has opened, is to increase system capacity by 50%.

The 2.5 kilometre extension between King George V station north of the Thames and the new Woolwich Arsenal station in south east London, costing £180m, was opened seven weeks ahead of schedule and to budget by London mayor Boris Johnson last week.

“Woolwich has long lacked the transport links that encourage the creation of...

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