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London City Airport running as normal despite DLR strikes

PUBLISHED: 16:05 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 28 March 2018

All flights are scheduled as normal at London City Airport. Picture: Ken Mears

All flights are scheduled as normal at London City Airport. Picture: Ken Mears

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London City Airport is running as normal despite DLR strikes, Transport for London have announced.

Workers are striking for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday, but the airport is open as normal and all flights are still scheduled to go ahead.

Thursday is expected to be the busiest day of the long weekend, with 18,000 passengers expected to fly.

Reduced services operated between Canning Town and the airport from 7am until 4pm today. After this, the 474 route will run every seven minutes, with a journey time of around 25 minutes.

The number 473 also runs between the airport and Stratford and takes 40 minutes.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “Our priority is to make sure passengers can get to and from the airport with minimum disruption over these busy couple of days. TfL’s ability to operate some reduced DLR services in spite of the strike has helped significantly, and we have extra staff on hand to provide travel information.

“Our strong advice to passengers is still to allow plenty of extra time if you are travelling, especially after 4pm or catching an early flight on Thursday. I also wish to thank passengers for their patience if arriving by road, with routes busier than usual.”

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