Docklands Light Railway

Docklands Light Railway Limited (DLRL), gives us responsibility for all train and passenger services across the network until 2021. This includes the asset management and maintenance of over 34km of infrastructure, 38 stations, as well as 149 rolling stock vehicles.

  • £700m Investment
  • 6.5 years concession

In joint venture partnership with Keolis, one of Europe’s leading public transport operators, we have operated and maintained London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) since December 2014. The partnership is split (70:30) with Keolis being the majority partner.

This franchise, as established by Docklands Light Railway Limited (DLRL), gives us responsibility for all train and passenger services across the network until 2021. This includes the asset management and maintenance of over 34km of infrastructure, 38 stations, as well as 149 rolling stock vehicles.

Through our proven expertise we are implementing a world-class asset management regime, certified to ISO 55000, which will provide an exceptional customer experience and ensure that the DLR becomes a showcase for automated light rail networks around the globe.

On the announcement of the franchise award in July 2014, Mel Ewell, chief executive for Amey, said: “We are delighted that DLRL has selected the joint venture to deliver train and passenger services across this strategic network in London.

“Keolis’ global experience combined with Amey’s UK rail and asset management expertise will deliver a specialist service that provides value and ensures London’s travelling public experiences a reliable and high quality service.”

Our long-term vision is to continuously increase system performance by efficiently planning, safely delivering and sustainably maintaining all assets to meet current and future demands. Our approach for the DLR is modelled on a previously successful implementation of an asset management regime in Tube Lines and covers nine asset categories:

  • Rolling stock
  • Signalling
  • Permanent way
  • Civil structures and premises
  • Stations
  • Lifts and escalators
  • Electrical and mechanical
  • Communications including ICT
  • High voltage systems

The DLR began operating in 1987 and in its first year carried 6.7 million passengers. During 2012/13 the DLR carried 100 million passengers across its 45 stations. The network has 38km of track that covers the east and south-east of London, with 149 carriages available to provide passenger services. The new franchise does not include the Lewisham extension to the DLR.

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General Information

Project:
Operartion and maintenance London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Location:
London, UK
Investment:
£700m
Length of the contract:
6.5 years
Company:
Keolis Amey Docklands