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£180 million DLR extension opens ahead of schedule

A £180 million extension of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), designed and built by Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services business Morgan Est in a joint venture with Colas Rail, has been officially unveiled by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The 2.5km extension, from King George V Station to Woolwich Arsenal Station in Woolwich town centre, received its official opening today (12 January) two months ahead of schedule.

Work began in May 2005 on the extension which has been delivered by the Morgan Est/Colas Rail joint venture for Woolwich Arsenal Rail Enterprises Ltd – a joint venture between Land Securities Trillium and the Royal Bank of Scotland.