Docklands Light Railway

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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Type light metro / light rail, rapid transit
Locale Greater London
Stations 40
Services Bank-Lewisham
Bank-Woolwich Arsenal
Tower Gateway-Beckton
Opened 31 August 1987
Depot(s) Poplar
Rolling stock DLR rolling stock
Line length 31 km (19 mi)
Electrification third rail, 750 V DC

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light metro or light rail system opened on 31 August 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. It currently covers several areas of London, reaching Stratford to the north, 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 fully computer operated.