North Greenwich tube station


North Greenwich tube station
North Greenwich London Underground
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North Greenwich is located in Greater London
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North Greenwich

Location of North Greenwich in Greater London
Location Greenwich Peninsula
Local authority London Borough of Greenwich
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone 2 & 3

London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 increase 17.760 million[2]
2009 increase 18.103 million[2]
2010 decrease 17.730 million[2]

1999 Opened

List of stations Underground · National Rail

Coordinates: 51°30′02″N 0°00′13″E / 51.500556°N 0.003611°E / 51.500556; 0.003611

North Greenwich is a station on London Underground's Jubilee Line, opened on 14 May 1999.[3]

Despite its name, North Greenwich is not in the area historically known as North Greenwich, on the Isle of Dogs, north of the river; an entirely different North Greenwich station used to be there, between 1872 and 1926. It is adjacent to The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome) at the northern end of the Greenwich peninsula, on the south bank of the River Thames. The tube station is actually closer to Charlton than to Maritime Greenwich. However it is at the northernmost tip of the London Borough of Greenwich, which perhaps provides the best explanation of the name.

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Overview

North Greenwich is one of the largest stations on the Jubilee Line, capable of handling around 20,000 passengers an hour, having been designed to cope with the large number of visitors expected at the Millennium Dome (now The O2) during 2000, between Canary Wharf and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3.

Track layout

The track around North Greenwich was designed to facilitate an extension of the line from this station. A tentatively-planned second extension would most probably head towards Thamesmead; this proposal, however, is of lower priority than Crossrail and may not proceed in the foreseeable future.

The track layout allows trains from Stanmore and Stratford to terminate at North Greenwich. A number of trains from Stanmore usually terminate here during off peak times, and enter platform 2 instead of the usual platform 3. Trains can head back towards Central London from platform 2. It is also possible for trains from Stratford to terminate at North Greenwich, which is done so during times of disruption and engineering work. Trains from Stratford also enter platform 2 (which is bidirectional) and can reverse back towards Stratford.

Architecture

Platform 2

The striking blue-tiled and glazed interior, with raking concrete columns rearing up inside the huge underground space, was designed by the architectural practice Alsop, Lyall and Störmer. Images are available from the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) case study.[4]

Transport links

A cable car over the River Thames is currently under construction, running from a station close to North Greenwich tube station to the Royal Victoria Dock.[5]

Bus services

Next to the tube station is the North Greenwich bus station—with services to the following destinations:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/busdiagrams.asp?borough=GRE and select North Greenwich.

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide". Transport for London. December 2009. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/step-free-tube-guide-map.pdf. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Horne, M: The Jubilee Line, page 79. Capital Transport Publishing, 2000.
  4. ^ "North Greenwich Underground Station". Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). http://www.cabe.org.uk/default.aspx?contentitemid=1094&field=btstr&term=Transport&type=1. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Plans unveiled for a new Thames crossing with London's first cable car system". Transport for London. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/15960.aspx. Retrieved 15 Nov 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d This bus route operates a '24 hour service'.
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford

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