DLR suspended after communication failure

By Giles Broadbent on May 2, 2012 10:29 AM |

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Commuters faced a miserable journey to work this morning when the DLR was completely suspended after a communications failure.

Services were restored across most of the line but Bank-Shadwell remained closed, causing delays across the service and a logjam on the Jubilee line.

DLR director Jonathan Fox said: "The DLR was suspended from start of service due to a radio communications failure affecting the entire railway.

"Our operator, Serco, worked to resolve the failure as quickly as possible and by 8.30am a service with severe delays was restored to all the network except between Bank and Shadwell.

"I would like to apologise to everyone who was affected by the network service suspension on the DLR this morning."

Rail union boss Bob Crow said: "The suspension of the DLR shows again the massive transport challenge faced by London for the Olympics and the importance of having properly staffed and equipped emergency teams to deal with every eventuality."

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