DLR Strike: East London Chaos as Thousands Struggle to Reach the ExCeL for WTM

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The world’s ending. Okay, maybe not quite yet, but try convincing East London commuters otherwise this morning. The DLR isn’t running.

Nobody’s forgotten to flick the On switch. Instead, workers have gone on a 48-hour strike, in protest against what they see as ‘aggressive’ tactics from DLR operator KeolisAmey. The network will be out of service today and tomorrow (3 and 4 November), returning on the morning of Guy Fawkes Day.

“The only way to resolve their dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands is through meaningful discussion rather than unnecessary strike action,” said Rory O’Neill, TfL’s DLR chief. “We have put on extra buses on existing bus routes that operate along the DLR route and staff will also be available to help.”

People set to attend the World Travel Market at the ExCeL will feel particularly aggrieved, though I'm sure they're used to coping with slightly worse disruption. [Evening Standard]

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