DLR link to Stratford opens today

The new 6km DLR route from Canning Town to Stratford opens to the public today, from 11am., according to The Wharf.

The link is an important part of London's Olympic infrastructure, which will facilitate the development of Stratford as a major new centre for London. It will give Lewisham residents an alternative route to Westfield Stratford, when the retail behemoth opens in September.

The BBC reports:

There are four new stations along the new route, which connects the Olympic Park to five arenas in east London.

The extension completes a £500m upgrade of the Docklands Light Railway, which Transport for London (TfL) says will improve capacity by 50%.