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 “CJ Associates provides a flexible and efficient service to suit the changing needs of our development programme. Their experienced staff have readily understood our needs and deliver an excellent and valued service. I am very pleased to have them as part of our team and am happy to recommend their excellent commercial and technical capabilities.”

Rory O’Neil | Head of Projects, DLR

DLR Stratford International Extension

Client: Docklands Light Railway (DLR)


The DLR Stratford International Extension project extended the rail line from Canning Town to Stratford International Station along the former North London Line which now terminates at Stratford Regional Station. The new route provides a daily high frequency service and four new accessible stations: Star Lane, Abbey Road, Stratford High Street and Stratford International.

This extension was a critical piece of transport infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games and was delivered 12 months ahead of the start of the Games and within budget. CJ Associates were retained by DLR as an integral part of the project management team to provide design management and independent assurance management.

Key Services

Project and Technical Management

Our work on this project included:

  • Managing the design review process including engaging with specialists across all engineering disciplines and multiple stakeholder organisations
  • Oversight, coordination and review of the contractor’s health and safety files and sign-off on behalf of DLR
  • Joint development with the Contractor of an agreed test and commissioning strategy and plan, coordination of witness testing and acceptance of assurance records, including tracking and monitoring resolution of non-conformance and rework
  • Project procurement including tender documentation reviews/assessments and interviewing.

Value Added

CJ Associates established a comprehensive design tracker to maintain a precise record of design progress and enable better management of technical queries. We facilitated a Lessons Learned workshop for the DLR project team and subsequently prepared a report capturing areas of success and processes for improvement in any future extension project.


See more about CJ Associates’ work on Docklands Light Rail (DLR) projects