Docklands Light Rail

Customer Profile


Docklands Light Railway Limited (DLRL) is the organisation that owns the railway's assets. Part of TfL, its role is to oversee the operation of the railway and plan development that meets the needs of east London.




Work to upgrade the DLR network to accommodate three-carriage trains is also underway. These longer trains will run on the busy Bank-Lewisham route from early 2010.

The railway will play a crucial role in the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Docklands Light Rail System is being upgraded from a 2 to 3 cars Transport System. As a result the stations on the levelled steel structures are extended. The fatigue life of the upgraded structure has to be extended from 2010 to 2030.



  • UIT treatment of the critical points in the construction
  • Test results by TWI resulted in a fatigue Enhancement Factor of 1.44 [N/mm]



  • Because of the UIT Treatment of a large number of structural points in the existing steel structure it was not necessary to modify these and the client could reach considerable cost savings.

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