Organisers of the World Travel Market (WTM) have promised greater accessibility for this year’s event, with a 50% increase in capacity planned for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) capacity. DLR trains will be extended from two to three carriages increasing DLR capacity by 50%, with trains continuing to run every two and a half minutes during peak periods. In addition, West Ham has opened as a DLR station for the first time, providing an interchange with the District, Hammersmith & City and Jubilee lines, while the opening of the Stratford International link for the 2012 Olympics will further increase frequency through Canning Town to Custom House.
Improving the interchange further between London Underground and the DLR the Jubilee Line will benefit from a 33% increase in capacity for WTM 2011, organisers said.
Other improvements include a new platform at Canning Town Station and new escalators at Custom House Station, improving entry and exit from the event venue, ExCeL.
WTM Exhibition Director, Simon Press said; “The increase in capacity on the DLR is great news for all WTM participants. This alongside an increased DLR frequency due to the opening of the Stratford Link, more Jubilee Line tubes and West Ham open as a DLR station for the first time will help to offer all WTM participants a smooth journey to and from the event.”