East London DLR: Living well, not just speed and expense

London boasts some of the world’s most extensive and creative transport solutions to a sprawling yet compact city centre. With the world’s first concrete built bridges and oldest serving underground railway line, the transport philosophy of London throughout the centuries has always focused on ease as well as practicality. The DLR is true to this philosophy and with Sadiq Khan’s confirmation that pay-as-you-go fares on Transport for London services is to be frozen until 2020, we take a look at why the DLR is making East London a more accessible place for the average Londoner.

DLR and East London re-zoning

Not only is the Docklands Light Railway important for connecting tourists and commuters, it is London’s first and only driverless train system. The recent re-zoning of stations, specifically those which previously bordered Zones 2 and 3 like Canning Town, are benefiting from cheaper travelcards helping to draw more commuters and recognize the shifting economic map of London towards East London.

Our Shared Ownership developments along the DLR – the who, what, where, when for commuters:

Rathbone Market

Canning Town (Zone 2/3) – 17 minutes to Bank Station, 5 minutes walk to Canning Town

Three more reasons to love:
1. Balcony or terrace for all units
2. Beautiful city views
3. Onsite gym

Traders' Quarter at Royal Wharf

Pontoon Dock (Zone 3) – 22 minutes to Bank Station
Three more reasons to love:

1. High quality specification
2. 24-hour concierge*
3. Access to the leisure and fitness centre*

*Opening dates of these facilities not yet confirmed

Royal Albert Wharf

Gallions Reach (Zone 3) – 29 minutes to Bank Station
Three more reasons to love:

1. Outstanding waterside location
2. Private outside space to all apartments
3. 20 minutes to Canary Wharf

Now that we’ve given you the sales pitch, here is an article to celebrate East London and the funny things tube drivers say

***Distance and times taken from Google Maps
****Image credit to Alison Day via Flickr