Jubilee Line Extension

The Jubilee Line Extension opened in late 1999, serving 11 new stations between Stratford and Green Park, enabling trains to run from Stanmore through to Stratford via the Docklands regeneration area. It crosses the River Thames 4 times.

The extension was opened in stages. The first stage was the section from Stratford to North Greenwich in East London. This opened to serve the Millennium Dome. The second stage from there to Waterloo opened on Fri 17 Sep 1999, with trains reversing at Bermondsey until the platforms at Waterloo were ready for passengers. Trains operated the whole section from Sat 20 Nov (see BBC news) with Southwark opening on that day and Charing Cross closed. Westminster station was not opened until 23 Dec. A detailed list of dates may be found at [Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides (Jubilee line)]

Platform edge doors (from [Tubeprune])

The Jubilee Line extension was one of London's biggest engineering projects to date and cost over 3.5 billion, making it one of the most expensive projects in the world at over 4 million per metre of its 16km length.

One of the unusual features of the extension is that all the new stations have platform edge doors which prevent wind from the piston effect of trains blowing through the station.

Canary Wharf (from [Tubeprune])

The architecture of the new stations has been critically acclaimed with several designed by Sir Norman Foster. The station at Canary Wharf in particular is massive by Underground scales; a section of one of the docks at Canary Wharf was filled in for the "station box", with a new park landscaped above two attractive semi-domed entrances.

The extension is one of the first sections of tube in London to provide step-free access throughout, although [some are concerned with levels of accessibility].

The extension serves the following stations:

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