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DLR1.JPGShort-term pain will lead to long-term gain for Docklands Light Railway passengers as the network gears up for its Olympic challenge.

The entire DLR will be suspended this weekend as a new signal control system is installed in preparation for next year's Games, while the Bank/Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf section will shut from Christmas Eve until January 2 as 12km of rail is replaced.

AA-oct29-DLR142.jpgThe enitre Docklands Light Railway network will be closed for the weekend of December 10-11 to allow for an upgrade of the signalling system ahead of the Olympic Games.

Test trains will be in operation on the line, which means normal services will be suspended for both days.

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Work on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel has been completed a year ahead of schedule meaning motorists will regain full use of the tunnel from November 11.

The £70million improvements have upgraded lighting, ventilation and safety systems in the 114-year old tunnel to reduce the impact of incidents that lead to hold-ups.

00jul17transport1.JPGThe Jubilee line upgrade cost £436million more than the original estimated figure - largely due to the flawed public private partnership agreement.

Transport for London has revealed that the signal upgrade, which ran more than 18 months over schedule, cost £721million, compared to the projected figure of £285.3million when the PPP contract was signed in 2002.

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The Docklands Light Railway's (DLR's) three-car upgrade has been completed on time and within budget with the launch of three-car trains on the Tower Gateway to Beckton route.

The £325million upgrade also includes longer platforms, improved track and signalling, £13million of improvements to Tower Gateway station and an entire new station at South Quay.