Docklands Light Railway


The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in East London, established in 1987, is a distinctive automated light rail system. Connecting key areas like Canary Wharf, Stratford, and Greenwich, the DLR has been instrumental in revitalising the Docklands, attracting residents and businesses.

With a sleek design and panoramic views, the DLR seamlessly integrates with London’s transportation network, providing efficient links to the Underground, buses, and river services.


The north sidings of the railway was in need of high quality and versatile lighting masts, which were easily maintained and accessible.


  • 50 x HL250 Base Hinged masts (10, 12 & 15M)

Abacus Lighting has successfully installed 50 HL250 base hinged masts along the north sidings of the Docklands Light Railway, with heights ranging from 10 to 15 metres. The implementation of these innovative masts brings numerous benefits to railway infrastructure. Base hinged masts are pivotal in enhancing the ease of scheduled maintenance, providing a practical solution for the Docklands Light Railway.

The base hinged design facilitates straightforward maintenance procedures, reducing downtime and operational disruptions. Abacus Lighting’s HL250 masts not only ensure efficient illumination for enhanced safety but also underscore the company’s commitment to delivering reliable and cost-effective solutions for railway networks. This successful installation stands as a testament to Abacus Lighting’s expertise in providing tailored lighting solutions for critical transportation infrastructure.


Product Overview

Base Hinged Masts

Abacus base-hinged masts allow for safe and simple maintenance at ground level with no requirement for expensive plant and machinery

Constructed of galvanised steel, they boast an impressive life span

Proven mast design spanning over 55 years