“Running for the DLR” 2012 oil on canvas 122 x 92 cms.
The painting is based on drawings made near the entrance to East India DLR. East India is a station onDocklands Light Railway(DLR) in east London. It takes its name from the nearby former East India Docks of the Port of London, where ships trading with the Indian subcontinent used to dock.
It is on the Beckton andWoowich Arsenal branches of the DLR, and is inTravelcard Zones 2 and 3. It opened, with the Beckton Branch, on 28 March 1994.
The Greenwich Meridian line crosses the DLR just to the east of the platforms, and a small trackside sign indicates this.
East India station was originally to be namedBrunswick Wharf and this name was shown on the 1994 ‘all projections’ map. ‘Brunswick’ is now a code destination used to indicate that a train in the depot has been cleaned. In February 2001 an episode of the ITV series The Bill featured DLR trains with ‘Brunswick’ as a dummy destination for filming purposes. (Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_DLR_station)