DLR must build new station

Residents in East London have won their battle to have an underground station built on the Isle of Dogs after a hearing in the House of Lords.

The decision means the London Docklands Development Corporation will be forced to build a sub-level station at Island Gardens, next to the entrance to the Thames foot tunnel to Greenwich.

The new station will form part of the planned extension of the Docklands Light Railway, owned by the LDDC, which will link the Isle of Dogs with Lewisham via a tunnel under the Thames.

It would replace the existing surface station which presently acts as a terminus.

The LDDC plans to raise the pounds 130m required for the project from private sector investors.

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