North Greenwich tube stationNorth Greenwich tube station
on the Jubilee Line
opened in time for the Millennium celebrations at the end of 1999 - it is adjacent to the Millennium Dome
at the northern end of an area sometimes referred to as the Greenwich peninsula. It is between Canary Wharf
and Canning Town
, and is in zones 2
North Greenwich tube station
Given that the Dome was expected to attract millions of visitors during 2000, the station is the largest on the Jubilee Line, capable of handling around 20,000 passengers an hour. Its striking blue tiled and glazed interior, with raking concrete columns rearing up inside the huge underground space, was designed by architect Will Alsop.
The tube station also has a bus station outside, with services to Stratford, Bexleyheath, Greenwich and Lewisham, among other places.