Northern Line Extension Update.

Published: 21/01/2017

Council leader Ravi Govindia was in Nine Elms yesterday to inspect two recently delivered tunnelling boring machines which will soon start digging the Northern Line Extension.
Tunnelling begins in March this year and the Tube extension is expected to open for business in 2020.
According to tunnelling tradition, the machines cannot start work until given a name and, following a vote by local school children, the machines are being named Helen and Amy in honour of the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, and British aviation pioneer Amy Johnson, who was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.