DLR Controls upgrade

The London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) opened for business in 1987.  Since the initial opening, the DLR has seen continuous and significant year on year increase in the number of passenger numbers.  Naturally the increase in passengers has resulted in an increase in the number of trains, which in turn has had a knock-on effect at the Beckton depo, which offers servicing and stabling facilities for the trains. Therefore, the infrastructure needed to be addressed to enable the DLR to keep pace with increasing number of passengers and trains. Additionally, the Beckton depo’s control system which was based on the old traditional mosaic tile mimic boards was showing its age and offered very basic visualisation capabilities and limited flexibility and clearly required a complete major upgrade.


  • Project management
  • New Control System
  • Hardware & Software design
  • Rockwell’s FactoryTalk View HMI
  • Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC
  • Network infrastructure
  • SCADA system
  • PLC Upgrade
  • Re-cabling of communication network
  • Site Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Service contract