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Steve Phillips Steve Phillips | 15:35 UK time, Tuesday, 8 February 2011

DLR trai at Custom House station

We have been inundated with a query from a Mind the Gap viewer, as to when the new DLR branch from Canning Town to Stratford International was opening.

Happy to help, we were wondering too.

I spoke to TfL, who said:

"The Stratford International extension will open to the public in late Spring 2011. This delay has been caused by joint venture contractors Skanska and Volker Rail taking longer than expected to progress some technical aspects of the project such as communications system design and installation.

While further work on these systems is required, test trains have started running on the extension. The new link will be ready well in advance of the 2012 Games and provide a lasting legacy to the East London community."

That help you?

By the way, Tom ferreted around for the reason why the Central Line was down this morning - a radio communications fault, according to sources.

You're up to date, I'm Steve Phillips...

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