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New trains for the DLR

Photo: Transport for London

New trains will be appearing on the Docklands Light Railway from 2023 after Transport for London awarded a contract to build them. The order with Spanish firm Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles will see the oldest rolling stock on the network being replaced.

The new trains will include air conditioning, mobile charging points and real time information screens. There are 43 trains in the initial contract, 33 to replace existing trains, and and additional 10 to boost capacity.

Credit: Transport for London

The DLR is the businest light railway in the UK with 400,000 journeys made each weekday. The oldest trains on the network have been in operation for 30 years.