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DLR Hits new Record

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7 Aug 2005
(From icNetwork)
THE World Travel Market at ExCeL London and a dodgy Jubilee Line has helped Docklands Light Railway break records.

The east London network shifted a record 223,000 passengers on Monday, November 14, on the opening day of the world's largest travel expo - on a day when the Jubilee line was crippled due to a signal failure.

The figure was a 25 per cent increase on a normal Monday and smashed the 205,708 passenger record set on November 10, 2004 - also during the WTM.

Hundreds of passengers took to the DLR after the Jubilee line went down at around 7pm.

Neil McLean, managing director of DLR operator Serco Docklands, said: ``World Travel Market is a huge event for DLR.

``Our services are rescheduled, our maintenance teams work different shifts, and additional staff are positioned on stations to help passengers, so we're delighted to hear so many additional visitors are attending this year.''

Around 50,000 people are expected at the WTM over the four-day event which finishes today (Thursday, November 17
Wow, that must have been a squeeze! :shock:
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