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DLR strike: TfL releases details of limited service for London Marathon weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:47 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 19 April 2018

The DLR strike is set to begin tomorrow Picture: Ken Mears

The DLR strike is set to begin tomorrow Picture: Ken Mears

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Details of the limited Docklands Light Railway services set to operate during the four-day strike this weekend have been released.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are walking out between 4am tomorrow and 3.59am on Tuesday in a dispute with DLR operator KeolisAmey Docklands over outsourcing, abuse of procedure and workplace justice.

This will affect thousands of London Marathon runners and spectators who need to register on Friday or Saturday at the ExCeL and get to Greenwich for the start of the race on Sunday.

Transport for London has said that it will aim to run the DLR to the following schedule.

Friday

10am – 8pm: Services between Poplar and Beckton, and West Ham and Prince Regent, for access to the ExCeL from Prince Regent station.

10am – 8pm: Services between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport. After 8pm an enhanced bus service will operate between Canning Town and London City Airport.

Saturday

10am – 4.30pm: Between Poplar and Beckton, via Prince Regent station for access to the ExCeL. Services towards Beckton will not stop at Custom House.

10am – 2pm: Between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport

2pm – 4.30pm: Between West Ham and Prince Regent, for access to the ExCeL. Services towards Prince Regent will not stop at Custom House.

Sunday

7am – 12.30pm: Between Bank and Greenwich, for the Marathon route and starting line

7am – 1.30pm: Between Tower Gateway and Greenwich, for the Marathon route and starting line

12.30pm – 4.30pm: Between Bank and Crossharbour, for supporters lining the Marathon route on the Isle of Dogs

1.30pm – 4.30pm: Between Tower Gateway and Mudchute, for supporters lining the Marathon route on the Isle of Dogs

All Day: No service to London City Airport.

Monday

7am – 4pm: Between Poplar and Beckton

7am – 4pm: Between Canning Town and King George V for access to London City Airport

All services that do run are expected to be extremely busy and could be subject to change.

For up to date service information, customers are advised to visit tfl.gov.uk/DLR-strike

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