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Final testing of Docklands Light Railway signalling upgrade underway

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New signalling software across the Docklands Light Railway network will be put to the test at the weekend.

The new system will ‘ensure’ services across the whole network can recover more quickly from any delays that occur and will improve the reliability of the service for passengers, TfL said.

Testing of the new system means the DLR network will be closed this weekend.

Director of the DLR Jonathan Fox, said:

“It’s essential that the weekend’s testing of the signalling system software takes place simultaneously across the entire network to replicate as closely as possible normal operational conditions.

“This will bed the new software in properly and bring an early London 2012 Games legacy to regular DLR passengers.

“We are planning to switch on the signalling upgrade on 18/19 February and this will lead to an improvement in journey times, reliability and resilience in the system.”

Replacement bus services will operate on all routes.

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