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Old July 31st 20, 08:15 PM posted to
Basil Jet[_4_] Basil Jet[_4_] is offline
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Default DLR to Thamesmead

This consultation dates from 2020 BC (Before Covid) so I'm not sure if
this project is even alive now. There's a map at

I'm mystified by the plan. Would the trains reverse at Beckton to get
there? Or would Beckton have its own service and Thamesmead have its own
service? Extending from Woolwich seems to make more sense - or reversing
at Woolwich, since the trains actually curve around under the river to
come into Woolwich from the east. This would give people in Thamesmead
direct service to Woolwich and City Airport, whereas plugging them into
the Beckton Branch doesn't really give them much. It would also remove
the extra Thames Tunnel from the plan, so should work out cheaper.

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