Woolwich foot tunnel

Woolwich foot tunnel

The Woolwich foot tunnel is a tunnel crossing under the River Thames in South East London from Woolwich in the London Borough of Greenwich to North Woolwich in the London Borough of Newham. The tunnel offers pedestrians an alternative way to cross the river when the Woolwich Ferry service is not operating.


The tunnel was designed by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice and built by Walter Scott & Middleton [ [http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=528 Engineering timelines] ] for London County Council and opened in 1912. In many respects it is very similar to the nearby Greenwich foot tunnel, being accessed by lifts and stairs from buildings featuring glass domes. This tunnel too is glazed with white tiles (although many have been defaced).

The tunnel has been fitted with a leaky feeder system to permit operation of mobile phones.

The tunnel is 504 metres long. [ [http://skyscrapercity.com/archive/index.php/t-260018.html Urban Pedestrian tunnels under rivers] ]

Will Crooks


Lift service

The lift service operates Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm and Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm.

outh entrance

The south entrance is now somewhat hidden behind the Waterfront leisure centre.


External links

* [http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/conPopUp.106/noClose/1/Woolwich-Foot-Tunnel.html PortCities Info]
* North entrance: coord|51.4988|N|0.0616|E|region:GB_type:landmark|display=inline,title; south entrance: coord|51.49434|N|0.06283|E|region:GB_type:landmark|display=inline

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