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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Canary Wharf Underground Station in London

Canary Wharf tube station is a London Underground station on the Jubilee Line, between Canada Water and North Greenwich. It is also a DLR station (Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station). Built into the base of One Canada Square, between two parts of a shopping centre, it serves the Canary Wharf office complex. The station itself has six platforms serving three rail tracks and is sheltered by a distinctive elliptical glass roof. The main reason for the station's enormous proportions is the number of passengers that travel through this station (as many as 69,759 on weekdays recorded in 2006.) Now in 2010 the number must have surely grown much more.




The Canary Wharf station serves the heart of Canary Wharf's financial and media district and includes over 200 shops, waterside bars and restaurants. When viewed form above the ground you cannot image what lies inside - the vast interior is covered by two curved glass canopies at the east and west ends of the station covering the entrances. A public park is located between the two canopies, above the station concourse.





One Canada Square (also known as the Canary Wharf Tower) is the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom at 235 metres (771 ft) above ground level. It has 50 storeys, and is a landmark with a distinctive pyramid pinnacle on the top at 244 metres (801 ft) above sea level.




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