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Tunnels Underneath the River Thames: Dartford Crossing, Docklands Light Railway, Bakerloo Line, Waterloo & City Line, Jubilee Line Source Wikipedia

Tunnels Underneath the River Thames: Dartford Crossing, Docklands Light Railway, Bakerloo Line, Waterloo & City Line, Jubilee Line

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781155686493
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44 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Dartford Crossing, Docklands Light Railway, Bakerloo line, Waterloo & City line, Jubilee line,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Dartford Crossing, Docklands Light Railway, Bakerloo line, Waterloo & City line, Jubilee line, Victoria line, Northern line, Thames Tunnel, List of crossings of the River Thames, Blackwall Tunnel, Tower Subway, Rotherhithe Tunnel, Greenwich foot tunnel, Woolwich foot tunnel, Waterloo and Whitehall Railway, Thames Archway Company, Dartford Cable Tunnel, Northern Line Thames crossing. Excerpt: The Docklands Light Railway is an automated light metro or light rail system opened on 31 August 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of London. It covers several areas of London, reaching north to Stratford, south to Lewisham, west to Tower Gateway and Bank in the City of London financial district, and east to Beckton, London City Airport and Woolwich Arsenal. The DLR is operated under a concession awarded by Transport for London to Serco Docklands Ltd, part of the Serco Group. The system is owned by DLR Limited, part of the London Rail division of Transport for London (TfL). In 2006 the DLR carried over 60 million passengers. It has been extended several times and there are further proposed extensions being planned. Although it has some similarities to other public transport systems in London such as the London Underground, DLR trains are not compatible with the Underground network, Crossrail or the wider railway network in Britain. Tower Gateway station was the DLRs original link to central London.The docks immediately east of London began to decline in the early 1960s as cargo became containerised. The opening of the Tilbury container docks, further east in Essex, rendered them redundant and in 1980 the British government gained control. The Jubilee line of the London Underground opened in 1979 from Stanmore to Charing Cross as the first stage of an intended cross-town tube line beyond Charing Cross to south-east Lo...