North Greenwich tube station
Location of North Greenwich in Greater London
|Local authority||Royal Borough of Greenwich|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Fare zone||2 and 3|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
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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 Royal Borough of Greenwich, which perhaps provides the best explanation of the name.
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). It lies between Canary Wharf and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3.
The track at North Greenwich was designed to facilitate a branch of the line from this station. A branch towards Thamesmead was planned; however this has not been developed beyond the initial proposal, and is not currently in the TfL investment programme.
The track layout allows trains from both Stanmore and Stratford to terminate at North Greenwich. A number of trains from Stanmore terminate here during peak and off peak times, and enter platform 2 instead of the usual platform 3. Trains head back towards Central London from platform 2.
During times of disruption and engineering work, trains from and back to Stratford can be routed into and out of 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.
Next to the tube station is the North Greenwich bus station—with services to the following destinations:
- 108 to Lewisham via Blackheath Royal Standard
- 108 to Stratford via Bow
- 129 to Greenwich Cutty Sark, via Woolwich Road and Greenwich town centre
- 132 to Bexleyheath via Kidbrooke and Eltham
- 161 to Chislehurst via Charlton, Woolwich, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Mottingham
- 188 to Russell Square via Greenwich, Deptford and Elephant and Castle
- 422 to Bexleyheath via Charlton, Woolwich, Plumstead
- 472 to Thamesmead via Charlton, Woolwich and Plumstead
- 486 to Bexleyheath via Charlton, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Shooters Hill and Welling
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- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
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- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Horne, M: The Jubilee Line, page 79. Capital Transport Publishing, 2000.
- "North Greenwich Underground Station". Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "Boarding passes ready as first Emirates Air Line flight takes off". Transport for London. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- This bus route operates a '24 hour service'.
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