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  • denis.brock
    Any idea why the Greenwich Foot Tunnel was closed this morning on the South Side, at 7:20am? It is too cold to suggest that the motors are overheating. DGHB
    Message 1 of 16 , May 14, 2007
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      Any idea why the Greenwich Foot Tunnel was closed this morning on the
      South Side, at 7:20am? It is too cold to suggest that the motors are
      overheating.

      DGHB
    • Roger Stocker
      Can someone please post the latest known position of the proposed closure of the Greenwich foot tunnel? Regards, Roger
      Message 2 of 16 , Jan 14, 2010
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        Can someone please post the latest known position of the proposed closure of the Greenwich foot tunnel?

         

        Regards,

         

        Roger

      • Tom Crispin
        Latest information here: http://www.britishschoolofcycling.com/tunnel/ Still working on getting good quality wheel ramps installed. Tom _____ From:
        Message 3 of 16 , Jan 14, 2010
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          Latest information here:
           
          Still working on getting good quality wheel ramps installed.
           
          Tom


          From: lewishamcyclists@yahoogroups.com [mailto:lewishamcyclists@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Roger Stocker
          Sent: 14 January 2010 21:08
          To: lewishamcyclists@yahoogroups.com; greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [lewishamcyclists] Greenwich Foot Tunnel

           

          Can someone please post the latest known position of the proposed closure of the Greenwich foot tunnel?

          Regards,

          Roger

        • TERESA GRIFFITH
          Just spoke to Greenwich Council.  The lift at Greenwich is out of order because they are unable to source a levelling mechanism for the lift.  They are
          Message 4 of 16 , Feb 4 5:31 AM
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            Just spoke to Greenwich Council.  The lift at Greenwich is out of order because they are unable to source a "levelling" mechanism for the lift.  They are considering taking one from a Woolwich lift but need to ascertain if they are compatible.  They would rather the contractors have to use the stairs than leave Greenwich without a foot tunnel. 

            The stairs at Greenwich should be available by the end of February.  They said as we can imagine their phone is "humming"..  I will update GC website now. 

            Kind regards
             
            Teri
             
          • TERESA GRIFFITH
            How funny that Stephen should have been meeting the GLA there the day the tunnel closed so abruptly!  I just rang Ron Willis of Greenwich Counsil who is in
            Message 5 of 16 , May 26, 2011
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              How funny that Stephen should have been meeting the GLA there the day the tunnel closed so abruptly!  I just rang Ron Willis of Greenwich Counsil who is in charge of the foot tunnel (8921 5459). He said "there was a sign up".  I requestted that contractors place bigger signs.  Ron said that would obscure other signs.  I said that on the basis that the sign would only be there for a day that might be preferable.  He said he would speak to the contractors.  He also said "The tunnel's just opened if  that's what you're ringing about" so presumably it was shut again today..
              --

              Kind regards
               
              Teri
               
            • Roger Stocker
              Can anyone assist with the latest update on the Greenwich foot tunnel. It does look like there has been some delay. On the 29th May Greenwich Council were
              Message 6 of 16 , Jun 7, 2011
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                GLA approved disclaimer

                Can anyone assist with the latest update on the Greenwich foot tunnel. It does look like there has been some delay.

                 

                On the 29th May Greenwich Council were suggesting the tunnel would be fully open (24-hours a day) from June, with the statement "Work will continue into June, when it will then open 24 hours a day".   I certainly read that statement as suggesting that from sometime in June the tunnel would be fully open, 24-hours a day.

                However, if you look at Greenwich Council's website, as of today, it confirms the lifts will not be operational until September and the stairs are only open at present from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.  There is no information provided about when there will be longer opening hours for the stairs.

                Is this new information?   It certainly does seem to me that there has been a further delay in fully opening the tunnel and that Greenwich Council are not fully admitting this.

                 (Information from Greenwich Council website - taken 29 May 2011)
                Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                  • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                  • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                There is currently no disabled access as both lifts are being removed and replaced. Work will continue into June 2011, when it will then open 24 hours daily.

                Greenwich Council website as of today (Tuesday 7th June)
                http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/Travel/foot-tunnels.htm
                The borough's two foot tunnels at Greenwich and Woolwich are used by 1.5m people a year.

                Normally, the tunnels and stairs are open 24 hours a day. However essential refurbishment works are currently under way so there are temporary tunnel closures.

                See below for updates on closures during the improvement works.

                Foot tunnel works information
                Both tunnels have been undergoing works since April 2009. The works are part of an £11.5 million investment programme to renew the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.

                Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                  • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                  • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                Lifts will remain closed until the end of September as works continue. The delay beyond March 2011 was caused by additional works and problems with materials used in the repairs.

                Greenwich Council apologises for the inconvenience caused to foot tunnel users.


                Roger

              • Francis Sedgemore
                Yes, Roger, it is new information. At least, when I looked at the website a week or so ago, it still referred to a June completion. Goodness knows what will
                Message 7 of 16 , Jun 7, 2011
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                  Yes, Roger, it is new information. At least, when I looked at the website a week or so ago, it still referred to a June completion. Goodness knows what will happen with the Woolwich tunnel!

                  Francis

                  On 7 Jun 11, at 11:46, Roger Stocker wrote:

                   

                  Can anyone assist with the latest update on the Greenwich foot tunnel. It does look like there has been some delay.

                   

                  On the 29th May Greenwich Council were suggesting the tunnel would be fully open (24-hours a day) from June, with the statement "Work will continue into June, when it will then open 24 hours a day".   I certainly read that statement as suggesting that from sometime in June the tunnel would be fully open, 24-hours a day.

                  However, if you look at Greenwich Council's website, as of today, it confirms the lifts will not be operational until September and the stairs are only open at present from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.  There is no information provided about when there will be longer opening hours for the stairs.

                  Is this new information?   It certainly does seem to me that there has been a further delay in fully opening the tunnel and that Greenwich Council are not fully admitting this.

                   (Information from Greenwich Council website - taken 29 May 2011)
                  Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                  The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                    • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                    • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                  There is currently no disabled access as both lifts are being removed and replaced. Work will continue into June 2011, when it will then open 24 hours daily.

                  Greenwich Council website as of today (Tuesday 7th June)
                  http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/Travel/foot-tunnels.htm
                  The borough's two foot tunnels at Greenwich and Woolwich are used by 1.5m people a year.

                  Normally, the tunnels and stairs are open 24 hours a day. However essential refurbishment works are currently under way so there are temporary tunnel closures.

                  See below for updates on closures during the improvement works.

                  Foot tunnel works information
                  Both tunnels have been undergoing works since April 2009. The works are part of an £11.5 million investment programme to renew the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.

                  Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                  The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                    • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                    • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                  Lifts will remain closed until the end of September as works continue. The delay beyond March 2011 was caused by additional works and problems with materials used in the repairs.

                  Greenwich Council apologises for the inconvenience caused to foot tunnel users.


                  Roger




                  -- 
                  Dr Francis Sedgemore
                  journalist and science writer
                  www.sedgemore.com

                • katie Collis
                  Dear Roger I have emailed Mike Freestone at Greenwich Council to ask for clarification (it was himself and Geoff Horsman that were talking to a while back with
                  Message 8 of 16 , Jun 9, 2011
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                    Dear Roger

                    I have emailed Mike Freestone at Greenwich Council to ask for clarification (it was himself and Geoff Horsman that were talking to a while back with regards to the closures). I will let you know if I hear anything!

                     

                    Best wishes

                     

                    Katie

                    On Jun 7, 2011, Roger Stocker <rgstocker@...> wrote:

                     

                    Can anyone assist with the latest update on the Greenwich foot tunnel. It does look like there has been some delay.

                     

                    On the 29th May Greenwich Council were suggesting the tunnel would be fully open (24-hours a day) from June, with the statement "Work will continue into June, when it will then open 24 hours a day".   I certainly read that statement as suggesting that from sometime in June the tunnel would be fully open, 24-hours a day.

                    However, if you look at Greenwich Council's website, as of today, it confirms the lifts will not be operational until September and the stairs are only open at present from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.  There is no information provided about when there will be longer opening hours for the stairs.

                    Is this new information?   It certainly does seem to me that there has been a further delay in fully opening the tunnel and that Greenwich Council are not fully admitting this.

                     (Information from Greenwich Council website - taken 29 May 2011)
                    Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                    The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                    •  
                      • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                      • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                    There is currently no disabled access as both lifts are being removed and replaced. Work will continue into June 2011, when it will then open 24 hours daily.

                    Greenwich Council website as of today (Tuesday 7th June)
                    http://www.greenwich.gov.uk/Greenwich/Travel/foot-tunnels.htm
                    The borough's two foot tunnels at Greenwich and Woolwich are used by 1.5m people a year.

                    Normally, the tunnels and stairs are open 24 hours a day. However essential refurbishment works are currently under way so there are temporary tunnel closures.

                    See below for updates on closures during the improvement works.

                    Foot tunnel works information
                    Both tunnels have been undergoing works since April 2009. The works are part of an £11.5 million investment programme to renew the Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.

                    Greenwich tunnel - open with no lift access
                    The Greenwich Foot Tunnel has re-opened but refurbishment work will continue into September 2011. The stairs on both sides of the river are open during the following times:

                    •  
                      • Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm
                      • Saturday 6am throughout the weekend until Monday 9pm.

                    Lifts will remain closed until the end of September as works continue. The delay beyond March 2011 was caused by additional works and problems with materials used in the repairs.

                    Greenwich Council apologises for the inconvenience caused to foot tunnel users.


                    Roger

                  • scarlgar
                    Does anybody know what is the current situation with regard to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel? Are the lifts operational again yet? Thanks, Gareth
                    Message 9 of 16 , Aug 16, 2011
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                      Does anybody know what is the current situation with regard to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel? Are the lifts operational again yet?

                      Thanks,
                      Gareth
                    • andrew.fergar@cliffordchance.com
                      Hi Gareth The rumours were that the lifts might reopen in September – but , judging by the look of the current state of refurbishment ...I would say that
                      Message 10 of 16 , Aug 16, 2011
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                        Hi Gareth

                         

                         

                        The rumours were that the lifts might reopen in September – but , judging by the look of the current state of refurbishment ...I would say that October or November may now be the earliest realistic time for their reopening .

                         

                        The tunnels themselves shut overnight – not sure about exact timings



                        Andrew

                         

                        From: greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com [mailto:greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of scarlgar
                        Sent: 16 August 2011 14:55
                        To: greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: [greenwichcyclists] Greenwich Foot Tunnel

                         

                         

                        Does anybody know what is the current situation with regard to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel? Are the lifts operational again yet?

                        Thanks,
                        Gareth

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                      • Louise
                        Following the message from John Phillips, we are organising a handbill campaign outside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to advertise the meeting to launch Fogwoft (a
                        Message 11 of 16 , Aug 12, 2013
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                          Following the message from John Phillips, we are organising a handbill campaign outside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to advertise the meeting to launch Fogwoft (a Friends of the tunnels group) on the 5th September.  We need volunteers to hand out leaflets to users of the tunnel on:
                          Friday, 23rd August between 4 and 6.30pm, and
                          Saturday, 24th August between 11am and 1pm.
                          If you can help at either time (or even both) please contact me by email or by phone (and leave a message).
                          Ian Blore
                          07900 253658
                          And I apologise for using the site for what is not entirely a cycling issue, though an issue for many cyclists.
                        • Stephen Craven
                          Sorry Ian we re going away Friday afternoon for the weekend (not a holiday, it s taking stuff that would not fit into our new flat to my mother s loft!)
                          Message 12 of 16 , Aug 20, 2013
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                            Sorry Ian we’re going away Friday afternoon for the weekend (not a holiday, it’s taking stuff that would not fit into our new flat to my mother’s loft!)

                             

                            Stephen

                             

                            From: greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com [mailto:greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Louise
                            Sent: 12 August 2013 09:51
                            To: greenwichcyclists@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: [greenwichcyclists] Greenwich Foot Tunnel

                             




                            Following the message from John Phillips, we are organising a handbill campaign outside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to advertise the meeting to launch Fogwoft (a Friends of the tunnels group) on the 5th September.  We need volunteers to hand out leaflets to users of the tunnel on:

                            Friday, 23rd August between 4 and 6.30pm, and

                            Saturday, 24th August between 11am and 1pm.

                            If you can help at either time (or even both) please contact me by email or by phone (and leave a message).

                            Ian Blore

                            07900 253658

                            And I apologise for using the site for what is not entirely a cycling issue, though an issue for many cyclists.




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