Thales’s expertise, services and technology helps the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to meet increasing demands from policymakers and passengers. Whether it’s to raise safety standards, increase efficiency and capacity, or to support wider initiatives for more sustainable cities, Thales has an important role to play.


Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
London’s driverless DLR system is the primary transport link to London City Airport – over half the airport’s customers use it. During London 2012, DLR reported a 100% rise in normal passenger numbers. On 3 August 2012, more than half-a-million passengers used the service, which maintained 99% on-time departures.

DLR’s efficiency, and its 99% on-time departure rate, is thanks to Thales’s Computer-Based Train Control (CBTC) systems. Thales technology and expertise has helped the DLR increase capacity by 50%, and has also played a central role in successfully extending the line to Stratford International.