Work at Pudding Mill Lane DLR station nears completion
PUBLISHED: 17:18 22 April 2014
Work to complete the new railway station at Pudding Mill Lane is nearing completion.
The new Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station will help to increase the line’s passenger capacity by an extra 1,100 people per hour, according to Transport for London (Tfl).
The station, in Newham, was initially moved to make way for the new Crossrail route.
Works over the Easter period have been part of the final push to deliver a bigger station with better reliability.
Services will be suspended until April 25 between Stratford and Bow Church while it goes on and then from 10pm the same date until April 28, affecting services from Stratford to Poplar.
Tfl’s director of rail, Jonathan Fox, said: “It won’t be long before our passengers can enjoy all the benefits of this new station, which will have the biggest capacity on the DLR network and will provide excellent access for people travelling to events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”
“We apologise for this interruption to their service, but this is essential work that needs to be done safely, thoroughly and without interruption.
“We have chosen the timing of this work because fewer people use our service around the holiday period and we are asking our passengers to bear with us for a short time.”
From the end of 2018, Crossrail trains will emerge from the new tunnels at Pudding Mill Lane and join existing rail lines to make their way through northeast London to Essex.
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