Docklands commuters get a station back — and soon it will be bigger and better, says TfL

A boon to Docklands commuters, the station as it will look when completed

CUSTOM HOUSE DLR station is to reopen, almost a year since it closed for work to modernise it and link it better to a new line.

From Monday 8 January 2018, says Transport for London, passengers will be able to use the station for Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services west to central London and east to Beckton.

The area is noisy with property schemes, as developers scramble to fulfil demand from far eastern investors before it tails off, as started to happen last year.

The changes will also improve journey times in time for the Elizabeth line opening in December this year 2018. Work will, however, continue to complete the station’s full facilities, including a mezzanine deck above the DLR platforms, new station canopies and two extra staircases, by spring 2018.

Work on the Elizabeth has entered its final stages and the line will open in phases from December.

Hamish Scott 040118

Main picture: TfL

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