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|
|Original company||London Regional Transport|
|14 May 1999||Opened|
|Lists of stations|
|London Transport portal|
North Greenwich is a London Underground station served by the Jubilee line. Despite its name, it is not in the area historically known as North Greenwich, on the Isle of Dogs, north of the River Thames; an entirely different North Greenwich station used to be there, between 1872 and 1926. It is actually closer to Charlton than to Greenwich, however, it is at the northernmost tip of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, which perhaps provides the best explanation of the name.
Opened on 14 May 1999, 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).
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 Transport for London's 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.
As with other stations on the Jubilee Line Extension, all platforms are equipped with platform screen doors.
On 20 October 2016, police conducted a controlled explosion on an improvised explosive device at North Greenwich after a passenger spotted an unattended bag filled with "wires and an alarm clock" aboard a Jubilee line train. No injuries were reported, and a suspect was later detained. The man, Damon Smith, was convicted of possession of an explosive substance with intent and was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment.
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- Media related to North Greenwich tube station at Wikimedia Commons
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|Out of system interchange|
|Emirates Air Line|
|Terminus||Emirates Air Line||Emirates Royal Docks|