17th July 2021

Knowledge Type

Lessons learned report Major Projects Association Report Video


, Major Projects Association

Major Project

Jubilee Line Extension

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The Jubilee Line Extension 20 Years On – Lessons from our Archive


In 1999, on the cusp of the new Millennium, the Jubilee Tube line in London was extended from Green Park to Stratford, through Canary Wharf, Greenwich and East London. As part of our series to celebrate 40 years of the Major Projects Association, Nick Smallwood, CEO of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reviewed the Association’s report from 2000 and offers his 2021 perspectives on the project.

Read the original Jubilee Line Extension Seminar Report from 2000 (Members Only)

Why the Jubilee Line Extension Project was such an extraordinary achievement.

In this first of four videos, he reminds us why the Jubilee Line Extension was such a ground-breaking major project 20 years ago and why the project has has such a fundamental impact on modern London.

How does the Jubilee Line Extension Project compare with the major projects of today?

In the second of four videos, he compares this project from 20 years ago with the projects of today to highlight the similarities and the big differences.

How the Jubilee Line Extension Project was organized.

In the third of four videos, he explains how the project was organized, why this seems to strange today and the problems that it caused at the time.

Key messages from the Jubilee Line Extension project and the lessons for today.

In this final video of four, he picks three key messages from the Major Projects Association report (published in 2000) on the project.