Improving transport links to and from Royal Greenwich

Public transport in south-east London is being revolutionised and Royal Greenwich is now an area of unique accessibility due to the:

  • North Greenwich station
  • Jubilee Line extension
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • new piers
  • South Thames Development Route
  • improved traffic management
  • over eight miles of new or improved riverside walk.

Completed projects

Woolwich Arsenal DLR

Since its launch in January 2009, Woolwich Arsenal station has become the seventh busiest station on the DLR network. Over 15,000 passengers use the station every weekday.

Woolwich interchange

Work on the new transport interchange in Woolwich town centre was completed in early 2010. This resulted in:

  • a public transport corridor in Woolwich New Road outside the DLR and Network Rail stations
  • wider footways and new bus shelters throughout the town centre.

The highway work also prepared the way for the redesign of General Gordon and Beresford Squares which was completed in 2011.

Lewisham DLR three-car upgrade

The three-car capacity upgrade on the DLR Lewisham extension is now complete. The £325m three-carriage project included upgrading 22 stations, rebuilding South Quay station and major infrastructure improvements at key junctions.

The Woolwich Arsenal extension was built to accommodate three-carriage trains from the outset, and they have now been phased in for some routes at peak times.

Current projects


Crossrail is the new high frequency, convenient and accessible railway for London and the south east. It'll be known as the Elizabeth line and will pass through the northern part of Royal Greenwich, with stations in:

  • Woolwich, at the Royal Arsenal
  • Abbey Wood, where the eastern arm of the Crossrail line terminates and links with the north Kent line.

Work on Crossrail began in the Royal Borough in 2011. Tunnelling between Plumstead and North Woolwich started in the middle of 2012.

Find out more about Crossrail