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Docklands Light Railway. Part 1: Tower Hill to Island Gardens

Synopsis
Traces the design and building of the Docklands Light Railway in the East End of London, looking at the project in terms of the hard systems. Discusses the situation posed by the decline of the London Docks in the 1960s and concludes with the allocation of money in 1982 for a light railway. Poses questions about who were the clients for the problem, selection of objectives for the client set and the generation and evolution of alternative transport systems. Concludes by showing how modelling was used in convincing the government of the financial benefits from the proposed railway.
Series
Working with Systems, Course T247
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Subjects
Technology
Keywords
engineering design; light railways; project management; railways; systems

Credits

Producer
Andrew Millington

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Sponsor

Name

Docklands Light Railway

Name

London Regional Transport

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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