DLR Olympic Enhancement Project
Docklands Light Railway
Access / Cladding / Staircases
Works were carried out in a live environment across the DLR network with strict emphasis placed on Health & Safety at all times. In response to growing user numbers and to meet passenger demand during the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the DLR (Dockland Light Railway) undertook a £208m infrastructure programme to allow the current two car carriage trains and station facilities to be upgraded to three carriages.
Works for this project included the construction of new stations and the modifying of 19 existing stations through extended platform canopies, new lifts, stairways, strengthening of bridges and viaducts. PHD utilised specialist ‘Protec’ panel cladding on the scaffold to aid sound prooﬁng during engineering hours, thus shielding commuters from ongoing works whilst improving the aesthetic appearance of the sites. PHD’s success was reflected by Team GB winning 65 medals, their most successful summer Olympics to that date.