Boris Johnson and DLR sign
London mayor Boris Johnson beside a Docklands Light Railway sign Getty

Commuters in London using the Docklands Light Railway services will face a 48-hour strike this week, disrupting services to the financial districts of the City and Docklands. Up to 300,000 people a day use the DLR, which connects to residential areas in east and south east London.

The strike will start on Tuesday 3 November and run through Wednesday 4 November, with no DLR services expected to run. Limited services will begin early in the morning on Thursday 5 November, with a full operation by late morning.

The industrial action is over working conditions, and the dispute is between the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) and service operator KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD).

Are there replacement bus services?

Extra buses will run along the busiest routes on the DLR network to connect with the London Underground, which will be busier than usual – especially in the morning and evening peak times.

Which stations and lines will be busiest?

The busiest stations will likely be: Canning Town (Jubilee), Bank/Monument (Central, Northern, District, Circle), Canary Wharf (Jubilee), Canada Water (Jubilee, London Overground), Mile End (Central, Hammersmith & City, District), Whitechapel (Hammersmith & City, District, London Overground), London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern), North Greenwich (Jubilee), Stratford (Central, Jubilee, London Overground, TfL Rail).

Jubilee line: London Bridge to Stratford.

Central line: Stratford to Bank.

District/Hammersmith & City lines: East Ham to Monument.

How can I get to City airport?

For City airport, take the Jubilee line to Canning Town and change for buses to the airport. It is advisable to set off with plenty of time to spare.

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