All 45 DLR Stops in the Fastest Time

  • Published on Jan 20, 2020
  • So there's an unofficial 'record' time for travelling to all 45 stops on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London, of 1 hour and 53 minutes - but I'd never actually given it a go myself.
    Until one morning, I woke up with the urge to do it, and headed out onto the driverless trains to see how fast I could get round ...
    The 'Top Times' for the DLR challenge is here:
    Other challenges are on the 'Explorer Ticket' website!

Comments • 397

  • Geoff Marshall
    Geoff Marshall  2 months ago +147

    I've submitted a time of 2h 6m 12s to the person that runs the leaderboard, as they will only take it as my arrival time back at Shadwell after leaving Bank, and this it what it was! I was recording on video as i arrive, so have worked out the difference between the timestamps on the files between the start and the finish ...

    • Timothy Leberl
      Timothy Leberl Month ago +1

      Geoff, how do you submit your times to the guys who run the leader board?

    • Iyshea Hunte
      Iyshea Hunte Month ago +1

      The new look has been telling the world

    • Iyshea Hunte
      Iyshea Hunte Month ago +1


    • arsenal j
      arsenal j Month ago +1

      This is Geoff in 2002 when he did this for the Tube and failed. I found this completely accidentally.

    • Andy JS
      Andy JS 2 months ago +1

      ​@Kevin Morrissey It's scheduled to go about 2 miles from where I live in Staffordshire.

    MARTIN A1 6 days ago

    DLR and Fastest are two different time zones!

  • BritAmerica Ball
    BritAmerica Ball 6 days ago

    I wish Manila has this extensive Metro system, the entire Manila Light Rail Transit(Line 1 with 20 station, and Line 2 that is actually a metro line than a Light Rail with 11 station) and the "Metro Rail Transit 3" that is actually like the DLR has 14 station, so 45 station.
    But yeah, a few train lines and extension is under construction.

  • Julian Staal 4C Hedelyskolen

    You forgot Westferry to canary wharf branch

  • Colin Beaney
    Colin Beaney 8 days ago

    Great information you give Geoff but can you do more history

  • Iyshea Hunte
    Iyshea Hunte Month ago

    Can you do how long it will take you to get around all the tfl raill stations

  • Mr Athavan
    Mr Athavan Month ago

    He got from Lewisham to Stratford then Stratford to Stratford International then Stratford International to Woolwich Arsenal then Woolwich Arsenal to King George V then get the bus from North Woolwich to Beckton then get the DLR from Beckton to Tower Gateway then walk to Tower Hill then get the District/Circle Line to Monument then walk to Bank then to Shadwell

  • Andy Smith
    Andy Smith Month ago

    I’m old enough to remember all these places when there was nothing there, West India Quay, a quay, Pudding Mill Lane ,some tyres,and Island Gardens, the foot tunnel. Time moved on and left me there.
    Wonderful scene in the Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins at West India Quay, filmed I guess in 1979. Just sheds.

  • Paul Bishop
    Paul Bishop Month ago

    When are you doing a collaboration with Hinducowgirl?

  • YrnZak
    YrnZak Month ago

    Imagine going to every station in London big challenge 😬

  • Nick Hiscock
    Nick Hiscock Month ago +1

    Noticed the emergency windows were open to bring in fresh air. I assume that the aircon was broken?

  • BreezyXenon
    BreezyXenon Month ago

    At that time he left from beckton station i was in asda lol

  • TH Production Wensleydale

    This is the most interesting challenge I have seen. A good way to see how reliable the Rail Transport is. Well Done.👍

  • G H
    G H Month ago

    Geoff, what back ground music did you use? Help...

  • Duncan Reyes
    Duncan Reyes 2 months ago +1

    That’s DLR and Overground done now do the TfL Rail

  • Fayzan Mahmood
    Fayzan Mahmood 2 months ago

    9:41 ....did Geoff just say 'faster' like a Northerner?!?!

  • Ben
    Ben 2 months ago

    man these speed runners are crazy

  • Paranormal Hunter
    Paranormal Hunter 2 months ago

    He did it! All hail the king of the DLR! Geoff we did it!!!!!!

  • Sabrina P
    Sabrina P 2 months ago +1

    My last visits to London involved me taking the DLR, good times

  • Dries De Treinspotter
    Dries De Treinspotter 2 months ago


  • TERRY. W
    TERRY. W 2 months ago +1

    I wish we had transport as good as this in the North..

  • Thestigmisters Productions (Youtube)

    0:14 Hey, there's that carriage I was on when it sort of blew up at Pontoon Dock that day. Good times.

  • Allan Hegyes
    Allan Hegyes 2 months ago

    Geoff complaining about this or that, me here in the states thinking wouldn't it be loverly.

  • Charlie Clapp
    Charlie Clapp 2 months ago

    How about this route:
    Start at Tower Hill
    Circle [Edgware road via Victoria] - Monument (and then to Bank)
    DLR [Lewisham] - Lewisham
    Southeastern [Gravesend] - Woolwich Arsenal
    DLR [Stratford Intl.] - Stratford Intl.
    On foot - Pudding Mill Lane
    DLR [Lewisham/Canary Wharf] - Poplar
    DLR [Beckton] - Beckton

    • MarshallMouse
      MarshallMouse 2 months ago

      Nice route but you'll miss out West India Quay as it's only served by northbound trains from Lewisham to Bank

  • FunkeyMonkey
    FunkeyMonkey 2 months ago

    All the bus stops next!!!

  • Sono2
    Sono2 2 months ago +1

    You look 25 and 45 at the same time

  • Sayeed Chowdhury
    Sayeed Chowdhury 2 months ago

    What is a psa

  • Andy JS
    Andy JS 2 months ago

    Might it be quicker to run from Tower Gateway to Bank station rather than using Tower Hill? Or maybe travelling back to Shadwell and then going to Bank?

  • Auto Racing Playlists
    Auto Racing Playlists 2 months ago

    Broke: Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time World Record speedrun.
    Woke: DLR All The Stations Speedrun (NEW WR!)

  • Ence
    Ence 2 months ago

    At Shadwell what was the point - It was fun.

  • Ence
    Ence 2 months ago

    Should make it more difficult jump of DLR touch the closest DLR map then try run back on same DLR.

  • Dean McCarthy
    Dean McCarthy 2 months ago

    It's good if you have an interest in trains. You'll more than likely never get lost 🤣

  • peacemaarkhan
    peacemaarkhan 2 months ago

    You can open the doors on either end at Tower Gateway

  • Stephen Dines
    Stephen Dines 2 months ago

    Haven't done the DLR for years. Time to do it again on my next visit to London.

  • Jan Verkoren
    Jan Verkoren 2 months ago

    Ok Geoff, little question for you, but why don't they make the greenford branch crossrail as well

  • Buster The train spotter

    You didn’t do a secrets of the clipper boats or the buses

  • AndreiTupolev
    AndreiTupolev 2 months ago

    What is the point of Stratford International? Is it just for connections with Southeastern Hispeed?

  • Dami Agunbiade
    Dami Agunbiade 2 months ago

    I am going to try and do this challenge and see if I can do it faster. But I might start at Woolwich Arsenal instead as I find I then don't have to go back there again if I start.

  • Ross Taylor
    Ross Taylor 2 months ago

    Secrets of the tyne and wear metro?????

  • TheChipmunk2008
    TheChipmunk2008 2 months ago

    TheXvid is a brat. I'd just kicked my 'railway binge' after going thru every video i could find from LT safety videos from the 60s to subscribing to network rail's youtube, with a brief stop on 'how they built the picadilly line'... and once i thought it had relented, yt reminds me about you. LOL

  • Christopher Luxford
    Christopher Luxford 2 months ago

    Surprised it took you so long.

    While I have been through every station on the DLR at some time or another, I've never done them all in one go. might have to do so at some point.

  • Transport News Finland
    Transport News Finland 2 months ago

    I’ve been planning to do all 24 Cercanias Malaga stops, as well as all 17 Metro stations, but the only trouble is that though my local C1 train runs every 20 minutes, the C2 only runs every 90. Also, yes, I am Finnish, just living in Malaga at the moment.

  • Matt Dewudzki
    Matt Dewudzki 2 months ago

    Ive got an Idea for mini series. Fastest way to get from Central London (ie. Charing Cross ) to each of "London" airports

  • Ronaldo7
    Ronaldo7 2 months ago

    who remembered geoff marshall attempting to visit every station in the fastest time to break the world record

  • TESLA404
    TESLA404 2 months ago

    Secrets of the national rail next?

  • Reeta Tassberg
    Reeta Tassberg 2 months ago

    This is the first time I see places I’ve visited on Geoffs videos (Canary Warf)

  • Buster The train spotter

    I like the d stock because it has transverse seats I want transverse seats on the s stock on the district line

  • Pratt family Games
    Pratt family Games 2 months ago

    Didn’t you already do all the dlr stop

  • S I
    S I 2 months ago +1

    The most wholesome content on TheXvid

  • ChrisInTheNorth
    ChrisInTheNorth 2 months ago

    Wouldn't it have been quicker to back track from Tower G to Shadwell and get a Bank train, rather than take the Circle/District?

  • Bella Hampton
    Bella Hampton 2 months ago

    I love the DLR. Great vid

  • Peter
    Peter 2 months ago

    Fancy knowing someone who actually timed themselves between Lewisham and Woolwich.

  • Jonathan Irons
    Jonathan Irons 2 months ago

    But who, who was holding the camera at the end? We need to know! ;-)

  • Dаvіd Вrоmаgе
    Dаvіd Вrоmаgе 2 months ago

    Are you going to be the first person to claim a record for visiting all CrossLizPurpRail stations when the central section opens?

  • Mark Edwards
    Mark Edwards 2 months ago

    How many times were you in the driver seat haha

  • Nigel .Solanki
    Nigel .Solanki 2 months ago

    I sometimes watch this channel just for fun but it's not a big thing in my life. So imagine my surprise last night when I dreamed about Geoff Marshall. It was one of those "I'm on the wrong train" sort of dreams and there he was in the seat across from me to offer me advice and hope. I woke up screaming.....

  • Hammondfreak
    Hammondfreak 2 months ago

    I am going to do it using the TARDIS. Should take less than one second.

  • Samiha Syeda
    Samiha Syeda 2 months ago +1

    The DLR is so awesome to ride. I love the journey towards Woolwich Arsenal. The views are 👌👌

  • Neil
    Neil 2 months ago +1

    Geoff should now see if he can break the world record for visiting all the tube stations in the fastest time.

    • Geoff Marshall
      Geoff Marshall  2 months ago +1

      cheers. get back to me as soon as you can.

    • Neil
      Neil 2 months ago

      @Geoff Marshall Good question. I'll ask around and see if I know anyone.

    • Geoff Marshall
      Geoff Marshall  2 months ago +2

      any thoughts of a companion that i could do it with??

  • Dick Martino
    Dick Martino 2 months ago

    Very phlegmatic.

  • The Transport Spotter
    The Transport Spotter 2 months ago +6

    Quickest time to complete all express routes (607, X26, X68, X140)

  • William tech games
    William tech games 2 months ago

    Try doing all national rail services in fastest time possible

  • AsHalt
    AsHalt 2 months ago

    is there a challenge to do all the local stations on all lines (TfL, national rail, the whole thing) fastest?

  • 20quid
    20quid 2 months ago +15

    All cable car stops in the fastest time possible WITHOUT using the cable car.

  • Luke Edwards
    Luke Edwards 2 months ago +1

    You ve inspired me to try all 99 Metrolink stations in the fastest time

  • Maria JBlogs
    Maria JBlogs 2 months ago

    I love the DLR station names :)

  • Scott Morgan
    Scott Morgan 2 months ago

    As a San Francisco Bay Area resident, watching these videos is painful. The Santa Clara Valley (i.e. Silicon Valley) Transportation Authority just revamped their bus/light rail system; the new schedules were meant to sync with BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), but neither station in Santa Clara Valley is open.

  • Boris S.
    Boris S. 2 months ago

    Oh go on Geoff try to get under the 2 hour mark just to see how close to Hugo's time you can get. All the overground Stations seems like one way to spend the day too.

  • simply_will
    simply_will 2 months ago +4

    Very good. Next you’ll do the c2c trains lol

    • Rob FC Gaming
      Rob FC Gaming Month ago

      I would love that, c2c is my local operator and to do Liverpool Street and Stratford, Geoff could do the tube from West Ham to Stratford then National Rail/Tube (Central Line) or TFL Rail from Stratford to Liverpool Street

  • Tim Holyoake
    Tim Holyoake 2 months ago

    I get thoughts like that! But there is usually a couple of pints involved 🥳

  • Roger Brown
    Roger Brown 2 months ago

    Back in the 80's when I was living in London, we tried to do the circle line pub crawl between opening at 11:00 and closing at 15:00 back then. That was a challenge. There were only certain stations that had pubs close by. Never made it though. Don't think I made it to 15:00. Too many pubs even though we had only a half pint at each but it was fun. It was on the London bucket list. Back in NZ now. I like to keep up with what's going on in London. I still think it's got to be the best transport system in the world being able to go overground, underground, bus and ferry all interconnecting. And you next challenge Mr Marshall, should you choose to accept it, the circle line pub crawl like we tried. Take someone sober to hold the camera.

  • Martin Nicholls
    Martin Nicholls 2 months ago +2

    Purple Trains are going to make an epic mess of this if you can use other forms of transport - could go from Canary Wharf to WA and delete a lot of doubling back and maybe use CH to CW to shortcut something.
    When I used to live on the WA branch Stratford Int trains always ran on the Beckton branch, then as soon as I moved to Beckton branch they all started running on the WA branch. When I found that out I was pretty pissed as somebody who uses SI a lot I can tell you. It's also a PITA going the other way - if you start at SI and go Beckton way the Beckton train on high level always hits the station at the same time as the SI-WA branch so you always have to wait the full 10 minutes for a Beckton train. Every time they do those surveys it's my complaint every single time, they still haven't fixed it.
    I'm fairly sure it changed because of all the building around where I used to live around Silvertown - the developers gave DLR a *lot* of money to improve services and instead of improving services what they did is threw Beckton branch under the proverbial bus and presumably pocketed the cash - though the development around me has done the same thing now and ABP is basically a thing now so presumably the services on Beckton branch will improve round about when I move away from the area..

    • Martin Nicholls
      Martin Nicholls 2 months ago

      @High Path there's *vast* amounts of housing being built around GR - and the developers have given money to improve services so I doubt they'd be very impressed with that.

    • High Path
      High Path 2 months ago

      Ideally extend the Beckton line to Barking Riverside. delete the Beckton westbound routing - just a shuttle to Gallions Reach ( that is still a desolate place about time some housing was built on tesco's car park !),

  • Jamie Lipscomb
    Jamie Lipscomb 2 months ago +1

    Now Geoff, you’ll never have one of those mornings again!

  • Jack Bates
    Jack Bates 2 months ago

    Makes me wish my city had more than one light rail line, not as fun when all you have to do is ride 9 stops.

  • Pikachu
    Pikachu 2 months ago +2

    What about these:
    1. All LO stations including Battersea Park in fastest time possible.
    2. All Night Tube stations including Overground ELL in fastest time possible.

  • IDsign4U
    IDsign4U 2 months ago +1

    Hi Geoff:
    Oh, how I miss those voices!!. The woman announcing the stations & connections, & the man with the classic "Mind the gap" (I watched a video of him recording it). I'd love to be able to live in London (or anywhere in England rather). I'll be visiting England in October, but I won't go to London this time. I'll go to Liverpool, Manchester, & maybe York. Of course, if I can get a job there, I'll visit London as often as I could. I ❤️ ENGLAND.
    Thanks & greets from Argentina (Hope it is from England someday)
    IDsign4U (Marcelo Miguel Bazan)

    • prado
      prado 2 months ago

      IDsign4U it did help a lot! But from what I’ve read, in order to get a working visa you must be employed before you travel and the visa has to issued in your country of origin, doesn’t it?
      I didn’t really search that much so I might be wrong

    • IDsign4U
      IDsign4U 2 months ago

      @prado Hi prado. Well I go just as a tourist, so I don't need any special visa for that. My idea is to make some contacts in any of my fields (web design, 2D &/or 3D graphic design, programming, office computing, teaching, customer service, etc.) before travelling. As far as I know, if someone hires you, you can apply for a working visa, so you can stay beyond the period the UK allows people to stay there (for us, including Brazilians, I think is 6 months). Hope that helps. Cheers.

    • prado
      prado 2 months ago

      can i ask you something? with what type of visa are you coming and which type of job do you want to get?
      im brazilian but also have an interest in moving to the UK so if you could tell me all about your experience id be overjoyed

  • Romysh Bellucci
    Romysh Bellucci 2 months ago

    This might sound like a mad idea for a long series but I would love to see what is the most interesting thing around each station. (i.e. North Greenwich - O2; Westminister - Big Ben; Fulham Broadway - Stamford Bridge and so on)

    • High Path
      High Path 2 months ago

      Good Idea, one could rename each station - with a different station name for each line for fun.

  • Tim Daugherty
    Tim Daugherty 2 months ago +1

    Is the DLR built on an old Railway?

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 2 months ago +1

      Most of it is, except the Beckton branch and the tunnel sections.

  • A/V Flashback
    A/V Flashback 2 months ago

    I think you should try to regain the World London Underground Title that you held in 2013. It would be an epic comeback like George Foreman back in the 90's. Showing the youngsters how it's done. LoL.

  • DurhamGooner
    DurhamGooner 2 months ago +3

    I love Woolwich Arsenal Station.