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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2011

London City to Stratford International opens

With just one year to the start of the London Olympics the much heralded DLR link from London City Airport to Stratford International has opened.  Also using intermediate stations it goes via Canning Town, West Ham and Stratford National to what will become the hub of the QE Olympic Park.   

Journey time is just 19mins and the trains run every 8mins.  It is also possible to shorten the journey from London City to St Pancras by taking the DLR to Stratford International and joining an express Javelin train from Ebbsfleet.  Journeys to Dover and as far as Ramsgate can also be quickly undertaken in this way.  

The Stratford development is the final piece of current DLR expansion which has included a tunnel under the Thames to Woolwich Arsenal.  Various schemes for further extensions have been suggested but none have come to fruition.  The whole system now can use three car trains. http://developments.dlr.co.uk

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