§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what public transport will be operational between Central London and the Millennium Dome on (a) 31 December and (b) 1 January. 
§ Mr. Hill
[holding answer 14 December 1999]: There will be no public transport to the Dome on 31 December. For security reasons there will be a traffic exclusion area around the Dome (which will not be open to the public). Bus routes will be subject to local diversions and North Greenwich station will also be closed to the public.
The first public viewing of the Millennium Experience opens at noon on 1 January to a limited audience of 20,000 people. North Greenwich station re-opens at 09:00 on 1 January, from which time a Sunday service of approximately one train every 6-12 minutes will operate on the Jubilee Line. The 188 bus service, which operates between Russell Square and North Greenwich station, recommences with a Sunday service from 10:00. Normal Sunday services will recommence on rail lines from central London from 11:00, at which time the two new Millennium Transit bus services will also commence operation between Charlton and Greenwich rail stations and the Dome.