This article describes the extension to London Underground's Jubilee Line, whose construction has now begun. This 1.9 billion pound project was designed primarily to provide dramatically improved rail transport between Central London and the huge Canary Wharf office development in London Docklands. The existing Jubilee Line will be extended from Green Park to Stratford via Canary Wharf. When the extension opens in March 1998, Canary Wharf will have direct links with London's West End and the British Rail main line stations at Waterloo and London Bridge. There will also be improved access to parts of south and east London, which have had poor public transport services. The project was finally approved in October, after a delay in finding a financial contribution from the private sector. The 16km extension will have 12.5km of twin-bore single-track tunnels, and 3.5km of surface route, parallel to an existing British Rail line. Most of the tunnels will be bored in London clay, using simple shields. They will have 4.35m diameter, to enable a small walkway to be built alongside the track for emergency services. All new stations will have special lifts for handicapped passengers, and platform doors for additional safety. Communications for staff and passengers will be the best on the Underground, and there will be track-to-train radio.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
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  • Publication Date: 1994-3


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 14-6
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  • Accession Number: 00668082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM