Advice to DLR passengers in the event of 48hr strike
Transport for London (TfL) is advising Docklands Light Railway (DLR) customers to check the TfL website for the latest information about planned strike action by the RMT union, which would affect services on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 March 2018.
The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL.
The strike is scheduled to take place between 04:00am on Wednesday 28 March and 03:59am on Friday 30 March and it is unlikely that any DLR services will operate during these times if the action goes ahead. Services may also be affected on the morning of Friday 30 March (Good Friday). All other TfL services will be operating as usual.
An extra 49 buses will be deployed to enhance services operating on key routes along the DLR network and TfL Travel Ambassadors will be on hand at key locations to provide travel information and advice to customers. Customers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and check before they travel at tfl.gov.uk/DLR-strike and use the live updated feeds @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews, @TfLBusAlerts and @LondonDLR on Twitter. TfL’s Travelbot can also provide customers with live status updates and travel advice via Facebook messenger. Alternative walking and cycling routes can also be found on the TfL website.
The Jubilee, Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines in East London and London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Surrey Quays are expected to be busier than usual and stations close to the DLR, including Canning Town, Bank, Stratford, Canary Wharf, Canada Water and London Bridge, may also be exceptionally busy. For London City Airport, people will be advised to take the Jubilee line to Canning Town and change for buses to the airport.
Posters, digital boards and announcements in stations will keep customers informed of the latest levels of service.