Passengers can run the DLR trains again

Probably the best thing about living in London is sitting in the front of a driverless DLR train and pretending to be the driver.

But during the pandemic, Londoners have been deprived of that pleasure as the area was cordoned off to ensure that passenger service agents could have a safe place to operate the doors, give messages and occasionally run the trains.

Now, however, there are exciting times when the barriers are coming down, and we can once again enjoy the unadulterated joy of sitting at the front of the DLR trains and “driving” them along the railway.

At the moment, it is only low during the week and on weekends at the moment, as the number of passengers increases during rush hour, so the staff must have a safe place to work from again. But there is definitely a sense that the world is returning to normal to see pandemic barriers removed and the train attendant wandering through the trains again.

What better excuse do you need to get down to the DLR, grab the front seat again, and enjoy the joys of being a train driver.

Tom Page, TfL’s General Manager for DLR, said: “We know how much our customers, especially children, enjoy driving in the front seats of a DLR, and we’re looking at how we can reopen these as usual. We are currently to try to make these seats available in the low season on weekdays, and if this trial period succeeds, we will look at the next steps to make them available to customers at all times. “

TfL also confirmed that the change was made after consultations with DLR operator, Keolis Amey Docklands, unions and occupational health and safety colleagues to ensure that any restrictions can be safely lifted for both its staff and customers and comply with applicable national guidelines.

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