The London Comic Con convention is happening on the 25th-27th of October, Saturday and Sunday of these days are going to be affected by this disruption. Over 70,000 people attend this convention and numbers are rising - many of whom use this DLR service to get to the ExCeL Center.
Transport for London has not considered the vast amount of people who are going to attend this event. There are quite a lot of people who wear very bulky costumes that would make walking very hard. Bus replacement services will not accommodate the vast amount of people going to this event. There are also people with wheelchairs and mobility problems who are very upset too upon hearing this announcement.
We are hoping to reschedule the planned railworks for another day, or increase the amount of bus services that are going to and from ExCeL from Canning Town.