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North Greenwich is a station on London Underground's Jubilee Line, opened in 1999.

Despite its name, North Greenwich is not in the area historically known as North Greenwichmarker, on the Isle of Dogsmarker, north of the river; an entirely different North Greenwich railway stationmarker used to be there, between 1872 and 1926. It is adjacent to the The O2marker (formerly the Millennium Dome) at the northern end of the Greenwich peninsulamarker, on the south bank of the River Thames. The tube station is actually closer to Charltonmarker than to Maritime Greenwichmarker. However it is at the northernmost tip of the London 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) during 2000, between Canary Wharfmarker and Canning Townmarker on the Jubilee Line, in Travelcard Zones 2 and 3.

Platform 2
Short journeys from Central London terminate at North Greenwich, entering and leaving the station at Platform 2. Platform 2 can also be used if short running from Stratford is needed, such as during engineering works.

North Greenwich station track system was designed to facilitate an extension of the line from this station. A tentatively planned phase 2 extension for the Jubilee line would go towards Thamesmead. However it is lower priority than Crossrail and may not proceed.

The station also has a bus station, with bus services to Stratfordmarker, Bexleyheathmarker, Chislehurstmarker, Greenwichmarker, and Lewishammarker.

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

Layout

Side Platform (Platform Edge Doors)
Platform 3 towards Stratfordmarker
Platform 2 towards Stanmoremarker and terminating services
Island Platform (Platform Edge Doors)
Platform 1 towards Stanmoremarker


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