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Dockland Light Railway passengers face Easter disruption with services suspended from between Canning Town and Beckton on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, talks are progressing to avert a Jubilee line strike on the Tuesday after the holidays but at the moment the walk-out is due to go ahead.

stratford3.JPGThe latest part of the Docklands Light Railway network to be built will be opened to the public next month.

The extension between Stratford International station and Canning Town will be ready for fare-paying passengers in July, although Transport for London was unable to give an exact date when services will start.

AA-nov26-clipperoyster.jpgThames Clippers is answering an SOS from hard-pressed Canary Wharf commuters by introducing a ticket scheme designed to take the stress out of getting to work when the Tube is hit by strikes or delays.

The river bus operator is launching SOS ticket booklets from May 16, the day the next planned Underground strike will start.

DLR1.JPGThe Docklands Light Railway is set to be hit by strikes after members of the RMT union voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.

A ballot of members closed yesterday, with 162 voting for strike action, with just 36 against. A total of 175 voted for action short of a strike, with 21 against. As yet no dates have been mooted for when the strikes could take place.

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With more Tube strikes looming next month Wharfers took the latest bout of industrial action firmly in their stride, raising questions of the strike's effectiveness.

Whether it meant working from home, taking a trip on a Thames Clipper or pounding the pavements commuters took steps to stay productive in the face of the disruption, many making it into work with little difficulty.