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Docklands Light Railway : facts and figures

Some Docklands Light Railway facts and figures:

Route length (miles)20
Number of stops39
First section opened1987
Extended since opening of initial networkyes
Most recent section opened2005
Further extensions plannedyes—including two under construction
Street runningno
Tunnel sectionsyes
Elevated sectionsyes
Former railway alignmentsyes
Replaced 'heavy rail' serviceno
Track gaugestandard
Electricity supply750v DC: third rail
Current collectionbottom contact collector shoe
Number of vehicles93
Oldest vehicle1991 (B90 stock)
Newest vehicle2003 (B92 stock, second batch)
Passengers (April 2006-March 2007)-millions63.9
Passenger miles (April 2006-March 2007)-millions187

Notes:
Standard gauge = 4′ 8½″ (1435mm)
Passenger figures source: Department for Transport, 2007.

 

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