The Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station provides fantastic transport links around the Docklands area, and in to Central London. The DLR station is situated in both zones 2 and 3, which is great as it makes it cheaper to travel if going in to both Central London, and a little further out of London. The DLR trains in to London go through to either Bank (for Central London) or up to Stratford (East London), of course if you would prefer journeys through to Tower Gateway (near Bank) then you can change at Canary Wharf, likewise if you want to go further east, you can change at Poplar and go on through to Beckton and the areas surrounding it. If you wish, you can take the DLR from Deptford Bridge further south, as trains go all the way through down to Lewisham. Either side of Deptford Bridge DLR station you have Greenwich (1 stop away London bound) and Lewisham (2 stops away South bound), both of these DLR stations also have main line stations meaning that you can take main line (overground) trains in to Central London, or further out to South East London or Kent if going the other way. Trains from Greenwich and Lewisham can get you to Charing Cross station with 20 minutes, London Bridge within 12 minutes or Victoria within 25 minutes if you want to go on through to the West End of London.
DLR Trains through to Canary Wharf take about 15 minutes which is perfect if you work in that area, or are looking to get connecting trains on the London Underground Jubilee Line in to Central London. If you’d prefer to go in to Central London by DLR, then you can take the DLR all the way through to either Bank or Tower Gateway stations (right near the Tower of London). It will take about 25 minutes to get through to Bank, but this really isn’t very long especially considering the ease of not having to change trains in order to get there.
The DLR trains themselves are very comfortable and the majority of the track is overground, which is perfect if you’re a little uneasy going underground. Some of the views on the journeys are really great too, especially when you get to the Canary Wharf area and are going around the large buildings in the area. DLR trains are automated, so the majority of the time they do not operate with a driver – this means that you’re able to get right to the front of the train and have great views as if you were driving the train. The trains have plenty of standing space, and the majority of them have been upgraded to have 3 carriages (for the Olympics) rather than the original 2 which could sometimes get a little crowded.
Because of the Deptford DLR station, the local area has seen a lot of regeneration and investment – this is most evident with the properties that are now available in the area, as a number of property developments have started popping up all over the local area. Developments such as One SE8, The Distillery, Creekside Apartments etc are all well worth checking out if you’re looking for apartments to live in which are close enough to get in to London easily.