Exciting news! The Northern Line Extension is taking shape in new photos
Well, there has to be some positive news to ring in 2021.
Yes, the first roundels (that’s the Underground Station Logo with the name of the station on it) have been installed on the platform at the new Underground station at Battersea Power Station, which is due to open in autumn 2021 as part of the new Northern Line extension.
Battersea Power Station shared some new photos on their Twitter page of the on-going work to get the Northern Line extension completed by 2021.
The Northern Line Extension will bring the line to the redeveloped Battersea Power Station area and It’s the first major extension of a Tube line since the Jubilee line was extended to Stratford back in 1999.
The extension will run from the Northern line’s current terminus at Kennington, stopping off at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.
It’s a link which will bring Battersea and the local area onto the Tube network, and mean you’ll be able to get from Battersea to the West End in 15 minutes.
TfL have also stated that 25,000 jobs and 20,000 new homes could be created as a result of the project.
It’s not just the roundels going up either, over Christmas the first passenger trains completed journeys through the new tunnels. Test trains entered the 3.2km of new track at Kennington, passing through Nine Elms station before arriving at the extension’s second new station at Battersea Power Station.
Heidi Alexander, deputy mayor for transport, said: “I’m delighted that the Northern Line Extension has reached this major milestone, with the project on track to welcome its first passengers in the autumn.
“Last year was one of the hardest in TfL’s history so it’s great to start 2021 on a positive footing, not least because the extension will support thousands of new jobs and homes for our city.”
The extension is due to open in autumn 2021.