The free under Thames foot tunnel in Woolwich has reopened after a major refurbishment.
From the BBC:
The Woolwich Foot Tunnel has reopened after £11.5m work to bring the structure up to date.
New lifts, stairs, lighting and CCTV have been installed in the Victorian structure, while the tunnel itself has been refurbished.
It follows the recent refurbishment of the nearby Greenwich Foot Tunnel, also in south-east London.
Greenwich Council thanked cyclists and pedestrians for their patience while works were ongoing.
Between them the tunnels are used for 1.5m journeys a year.
“It’s great news that the Woolwich Foot Tunnel will be open – particularly in time for Christmas when public transport options are much more limited,” Councillor Denise Hyland, cabinet member for regeneration.
“It’s a free and easy means of crossing the river.”
Work on the Greenwich foot tunnel is still ongoing, but it’s currently open to the public if you can use the stairs.