Jubilee Line Visit



In April 2000 a disappointingly small group braved dismal above ground weather to travel the Jubilee Line Extension looking at the Transport Planning history behind it and the Architecture of the stations, beginning at Westminster and continuing east to Stratford, with a bonus trip on the Docklands Light Railway for good measure.


The Jubilee Line Stations are well worth a visit providing (for the price of an underground ticket) a showcase of the work of some of the UK's most distinguished and innovative architectural practices.


Norman Foster's Canary Wharf Station (below) is a tour de force and provides an appropriate arrival point for the thousands who now work at Canary Wharf, but the contexts for some of the other stations were very different, and issues of urban regeneration arguably rather more significant than architectural sophistication.









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