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Old August 5th 20, 10:33 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default DLR to Thamesmead

Basil Jet wrote:
On 05/08/2020 09:23, Recliner wrote:
wrote:
On Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:48:58 +0100
Recliner wrote:

Why would future Thamesmead commuters take the DLR all the way to
Bank, even if there were direct trains?

City workers. If the DLR went out that way it would become a commuter hotspot
to central london and canary wharf. Whether it would be quicker than taking
a train to cannoan street or wherever they go on that line and then tube/walk
I don't know, but having more than 1 option always helps make a place more
popular.


No, they change to Crossrail at Custom House, which is designed as a
convenient interchange station.


It's not a cross-platform interchange, even though it would not have
taken much effort to make it one, so I don't think interchange there is
viewed as that important.


Yes, it's a pity it's not cross-platform (ditto at Abbey Wood, where the
interchange *is* important and was originally planned to be
cross-platform). It's probably not important while the DLR only gets as far
as Beckton, but that could change if the DLR gets a further eastern
extension.