Londoners say they ‘love’ a line on the London Underground map and their choice is unexpected

One topic that will definitely get Londoners working and animating is which line in the underground is their favorite to travel on, or at least what their worst is.

Some may choose a particular Tube line because it gets them from A to B lightning fast, while others may base their choices on childhood nostalgia or even simply because the line is air conditioned.

When looking at the London Underground map, there are some obvious favorites, such as the Piccadilly line with its tourist hotspots or even the Waterloo and City line, which lead commuters into the financial center in minutes.

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But some Londoners are going against the trend, praising a line often overlooked by the public.



Docklands Light Railway Train at Island Gardens Station, by Chris Hogg, 1993

Most people who live or travel in London know the lines Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo and City, but it seems that Docklands Light Railway has many adoring fans.

Commonly known as the DLR it runs from Bank, Tower Gateway and Stratford International to Lewisham, Woolwich Arsenal and Becton.

The DLR opened in August 1987 and is unique in that it has no drivers, which means passengers can sit right in front.

One particular DLR fan decided to share their love for the line in a post on Reddit, and it seemed like they were far from alone.



DLR station
DLR is a much loved line among some Londoners

They wrote: “I live not far from a DLR station, but unfortunately have very little reason to use it.

“Sometimes I deliberately take a longer route from A to B, just so I have an excuse to go on DLR and (hopefully) sit in front so I can pretend to be the driver.

“It’s like a slow fairground ride / mini train and is without a doubt my favorite form of transport in London.”

And the post aroused an overflowing emotion towards the humble 149 trains running on the Docklands route.

One person wrote: “I know I’m going to sound like a 5 year old, but I especially love the bit between Canary Wharf, West Ferry and Poplar, where the train tracks rise, fall and intertwine. It’s like a calm, slow-moving roller coaster!



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“I’ve taken DLR to get to 12 years now, and passing through that part still brings a smile to my face :).”

Another user wrote: “I love driving kids to the front carriage so I can beat them and be the one pretending to ride the train.”

A third person commented: “Lasting love for DLR, the city’s biggest thrill ride. Persuaded friends to take a 7 minute longer route the other day for this very reason. And let’s just say they took very little convincing. Of course. Because DLR is a bomb! “

While a fourth added: “DLR is by far my most beloved line on the entire TFL system … it’s more spacious than the underground, it’s above ground and has better insulation for either colder months or warmer months! It’s also less crowded compared to other lines! “

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