Woolwich Foot Tunnel Reopens After Revamp

By M@ Last edited 135 months ago
Woolwich Foot Tunnel Reopens After Revamp

The Thames foot tunnel linking Woolwich and North Woolwich has reopened following an £11.5 million refurbishment. The 99-year-old structure has been closed for well over a year while the council shored up a few structural problems, and completely refitted the stairs, lighting, lifts and CCTV.

A lesser-known sibling to the Greenwich foot tunnel, the Woolwich crossing is similarly furnished with dome-capped surface buildings and glazed white tiles. Its reopening restores triple redundancy to this part of the river, where you can also cross via the Woolwich Ferry or the DLR link.

Meanwhile, work on the lifts serving the Greenwich foot tunnel continues. The sub-riverine passage reopened to pedestrians some time ago, but only those willing and able to use the stairs. Both tunnel revamp projects have been beset by delays, to the consternation of regular users.

Image by Nicobobinus in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 21 December 2011