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‘Discovery Dave’ invites passengers onto DLR train tours from Tower Gateway to Cutty Sark

PUBLISHED: 16:18 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 02 August 2018

All aboard... 'Discovery Dave' conducts DLR's tour-on-rails from Tower Gateway through Canary Wharf to the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. Picture source: TfL

All aboard... 'Discovery Dave' conducts DLR's tour-on-rails from Tower Gateway through Canary Wharf to the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. Picture source: TfL

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A strange character appears to be inviting passengers on board the DLR for a tourist ‘Discovery’ run starting on Saturday for the summer holiday between Tower Gateway and the Cutty Sark at Greenwich.

The Docklands tour passing over Limehouse Dock marina. Picture source: Olympus/TfLThe Docklands tour passing over Limehouse Dock marina. Picture source: Olympus/TfL

‘Discovery Dave’ is the tour guide on board running non-stop on a route not normally served by the DLR.

The special trains meander over the Limehouse marina, passing historic Billingsgate Fish Market, Crossrail’s roof garden above the new Canary Wharf station and on down to the iconic Cutty Sark—one of the only remaining tea clippers from the 19th century.

But it doesn’t stop there. A 30-minute walking tour around historic Greenwich follows, taking in the Cutty Sark, passing by the Royal Naval College and National Maritime Museum, home of Greenwich Mean Time.

The DLR Discovery tours are the first of their kind by TfL and run every weekend until September 9, departing form Tower Gateway on the hour, every hour, from 10am, the last tour leaving at 5pm, £8 for adults and £4 for children up to 12, booked online ahead, check-in closing 20 minutes before the ‘magical mystery tour’ sets off.

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