LondonLife – Opening of the first new major extension of the Tube this century…

A TfL roundel floats above Battersea Power Station for the launch of the new Northern Line extension. PICTURE: © Transport for London.

The doors to two new stations – Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station – located on the extension of the Northern Line opened this week in the first major expansion of the Tube this century. The opening of the two new Zone 1 stations, which extend the line past Kennington, is the culmination of efforts which began in 2015 to construct new new three kilometre twin-tunnel railway between Kennington and Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms. Tube services started running on the line at 5:28am on Monday with inaugural passengers including Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, and Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, as well as councillors and Simon Murphy, CEO of the Battersea Power Station Development Company. Six services per hour are running on the line during peak increasing to 12 by mid-2022.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, alight from the Tube. PICTURE: © Transport for London.

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