The DLR Strike has been suspended. DLR services will run normally.
Another DLR strike is planned for this month (April 2018). The RMT announced the strike after a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands, the people who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL.
But as the DLR strike draws closer, what does this mean for commuters and runners in the London Marathon this weekend?
When is the DLR Strike?
The strike is set to begin at 04:00 this Friday, 20 April.
It will then last until 03:59 the following Tuesday, 24 April.
What is affected by the DLR Strike?
DLR trains will run a limited service during this time. All other services will run normally, but the following London Underground lines are expected to be busier than normal:
Hammersmith & City.
TfL has announced that they plan on running the following services:
Friday 20 April
10:00 – 20:00: Services between Poplar and Beckton, and West Ham and Prince Regent, for access to the ExCeL from Prince Regent station
10:00 – 20:00: Services between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport. After 20:00 an enhanced bus service will operate between Canning Town and London City Airport
Saturday 21 April
10:00 – 16:30: Between Poplar and Beckton, via Prince Regent for access to the ExCeL. Services towards Beckton will not stop at Custom House
10:00 – 14:00: Between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport (which closes at 14:00)
14:00 – 16:30: Between West Ham and Prince Regent, for access to the ExCeL. Services towards Prince Regent will not stop at Custom House
Sunday 22 April
07:00 – 12:30: Between Bank and Greenwich, for the Marathon route and starting line
07:00 – 13:30: Between Tower Gateway and Greenwich, for the Marathon route and starting line
12:30 – 16:30: Between Bank and Crossharbour, for supporters lining the Marathon route on the Isle of Dogs
13:30 – 16:30: Between Tower Gateway and Mudchute, for supporters lining the Marathon route on the Isle of Dogs
All Day: No service to London City Airport
Monday 23 April
07:00 – 16:00: Between Poplar and Beckton
07:00 – 16:00: Between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport
Are there alternative travel options?
There will be extra bus services provided by TfL. These will travel along the DLR routes across all 4 days of the DLR strike.
It’s worth pointing out, however, that road closures for the London Marathon will complicate things and make it trickier for anyone trying to get around the course.
When is the London Marathon and where does the course go?
The London Marathon is on 22 April and the course covers a large area of central London. For the complete course map and a full guide to the event, read our complete London Marathon guide.
What’s the best way to stay updated?
The Line Status screen in Tube Map provides live information about the TfL network. Not only can you find the latest details about the DLR itself, but you can also check whether the other Tube lines are running a good service or not.
The Route Planner includes real-time routing which means it uses the latest live data to plan around delays and disruptions. Tube Map’s route planner will always find you the quickest way there.
The TfL Alerts screen shows tweets from the official TfL Twitter accounts. These are a handy way to find out about changes and updates.
What’s the best way to plan a bus journey?
Bus Times London is the free app for planning journeys on London’s buses. Like Tube Map it can plan real-time journeys to find you the quickest route.
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