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
- Elizabeth line (Crossrail)
- 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.
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.
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 capacity 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.
Elizabeth line (Crossrail)
Elizabeth line services have now started from Woolwich and Abbey Wood, providing high speed connections to Canary Wharf, Central London and Heathrow.