Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
DLR was the first fully accessible railway in the UK, making access much easier for people using wheelchairs, or who have other mobility impairments, as well as people with young children in prams or with heavy bags.
Lifts and ramps
All DLR stations have a lift or ramp access to the platforms, with level access onto the trains. All lifts have alarms enabled, which allow you to talk directly with a member of DLR staff should you experience any problems.
Getting on and off
The gap between the platform edge and the train is approximately 7.5cm wide and the step up or down from the platform to the train is approximately 5cm high. These levels allow easier access for most passengers. Most wheelchair users find getting on and off smoothest with the largest wheel first, this may mean reversing as appropriate.
The first two sets and the last two sets of doors on a three-carriage DLR train will not open at Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich or Elverson Road, Gallions Reach, Royal Albert and Pudding Mill Lane stations. When travelling to these stations, please use the centre of the train.