With the Royal Opening performed on 30 July 1987 and the public opening a month later on 31 August, this year the DLR celebrates 30 Years of service. TfL have produced this logo, which will be rolled out around the system on publicity etc:
I was just about to start a new thread about this 30th anniversary.
I was (and still am!) going to ask if the DLR is planning anything special to mark this. I was thinking of things such as a train with a special headboard, a display of photos somewhere, a depot visit, a train in 'original' livery, etc...
I still recall some aspects of its early days, including it experiencing so many technical problems that it became known as the Docklands Light Failway and there being a dedicated fleet of specially painted rail replacement buses. Oh and my spending a happy Bank Holiday on the system in 1990, by when I had a camcorder. In those days the DLR management was more kindly disposed to transport enthusiasts with cameras than it is today.
Over the past decades much has changed. The three termini have all been rebuilt - two have also been resited. The Delta junction is no more, but in its place is a veritable maze of linking tracks, flyovers and flyunders, with the aim being to eliminate conflicting moves.
Happily a few stations on the original Stratford route are still visually very similar to how they were when the system first opened, albeit with longer platforms, longer platform canopies and present-day station signage.