Published: 03/09/2021Source: Wandsworth Council
Transport for London have now confirmed that the Northern Line Extension with two new Zone 1 stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms will open on 20 September 2021. The news follows six years of railway construction to bring the Tube to Battersea, directly connecting it with central London and opening up the area for local people, businesses and visitors.
In the first major Tube extension this century, the new line brings this part of south London within 15 minutes of the West End and the City.
The new connection will help boost the capital's recovery from the pandemic, underpinning the transformation of this part of central London from former brownfield industrial land into a new centre with 25,000 new jobs, 20,000 new homes and 6.5m sq ft of office and commercial space. In addition, construction of the extension boosted the UK economy and supported around 1,000 jobs, including 79 apprenticeships.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the construction project has stayed on track for an autumn opening.
Tube services on the extension will start on Monday 20 September, running from Kennington station on the Charing Cross branch. There will be an initial peak time service of six trains per hour on the extension, increasing to 12 trains per hour by mid-2022. There will be five trains per hour during off-peak times, doubling to 10 trains per hour next year.