The driverless train system’s got itself a new operator today, one that says the DLR passengers it delivers from the suburbs of east London into the city itself will find cleaner trains and stations, more reliable lifts and escalators, more efficient and reliable station maintenance and faster passenger journeys.

The new operator is KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd, which took over operating the network on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) today.

However, passengers won’t see the first significant change until early next year, with the introduction of a five-minute off-peak service to Woolwich Arsenal and a five-minute service between Bank and Lewisham until 11:30pm each night. Three-car trains will also be introduced between Stratford and Canary Wharf at weekends while, longer term, a five-minute off-peak service will be introduced across the whole network by 2017.

In the meantime, we’re happy for TNTers to let us know what you think.