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Docklands Light Railway

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Issy Hamukwaya, Sep 19, 2018.

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  1. Yes because it is not in game

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  2. No because it is in game

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    33.3%
  1. Issy Hamukwaya

    Issy Hamukwaya New Member

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    The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England. It reaches north to Stratford, south to Lewisham across the River Thames, west to Tower Gateway and Bank in the City of London financial district, and east to Beckton, London City Airport, and to Woolwich Arsenal south of the river.

    The system uses minimal staffing on trains and at major interchange stations; the four below-ground stations are staffed to comply with underground station fire and safety requirements. Similar proposals have been made for the Tube.

    The DLR is operated under a franchise awarded by Transport for London to KeolisAmey Docklands, a joint venture between transport operator Keolis and infrastructure specialists Amey plc. It was previously run for over 17 years by Serco Docklands, part of the Serco Group. The system is owned by Docklands Light Railway Ltd, part of the London Rail division of Transport for London. In 2016/17, the DLR carried 122.3 million passengers. It has been extended several times and further extensions are under consideration.
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    Bank to Lewisham and Back
    Bank to Woolwich Arsenal and Back
    Tower Gateway to Beckton and Back
    Stratford to Canary Wharf and Back
    Stratford International to Beckton and Back
    Stratford International to Woolwich Arsenal and Back 1024px-Royal_Victoria_DLR_station_MMB_04_DLR_02.jpg 1024px-Royal_Victoria_DLR_station_MMB_04_DLR_02.jpg 1024px-Royal_Victoria_DLR_station_MMB_04_DLR_02.jpg 1024px-Royal_Victoria_DLR_station_MMB_04_DLR_02.jpg 790px-DLR_roundel.svg.png
     
  2. Medellinexpat

    Medellinexpat Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned the DLR on another thread today. Yes, it is an interesting network but how would we reconcile the fact that it’s effectively fully automated and therefore in conflict with the core task in the game of driving ‘the train’. So visually interesting but nothing to do?

    To be fair the DLR is but one example where the increasing automation of trains makes some contemporary routes less and less suitable for gaming.

    Your voting choices seem limited. It isn’t in the game so therefore I can only vote ‘yes’? My ‘no’ vote based on the automation can only be valid if it already exists?
     
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  3. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    As the Docklands Light Railway is fully automated under normal running there is not much to do in a scenario.
     
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  4. Issy Hamukwaya

    Issy Hamukwaya New Member

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    Well since Stratford International, Stratford and Pudding Mill Lane are already in the game.
     
  5. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    But there are no DLR trains using that section of track and how is sitting in Passenger View playing a Scenario?
     
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  6. Wivenswold

    Wivenswold Active Member

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    Personally I'd prefer to see an early sixties version of the Isle of Dogs lines and goods yards. Really can't see the point of DLR in TS2019, there's plenty of cabview videos on You Tube which will be just as playable as a simulated version.
     
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  7. NotAgain

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    Well, DLR stock can be (and sometimes is) manually controlled.
     
  8. 749006

    749006 Well-Known Member

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    Again you expect DTG to spend lots of time and money to create something with limited potential for use.
    There are a number of Underground simulators - why not try one of those and see how limited they can be.

    Peter
     
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