iStock

Two new Tube stations set to welcome passengers in September

Two new tube stations, which make up part of the Northern Line Extension, will finally be open to the public from Monday 20 September.

In an attempt to recover from the pandemic, the capital anticipates that the new stations will help improve connectivity between the vibrant south London communities. Both stations are also step-free.

Major construction on the 3km twin-tunnel railway between Kennington and Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms, kickstarted in 2015 and should be ready to open in autumn.

There will be a preliminary peak time service of six trains per hour, which will increase to 12 trains per hour by mid-2022, whilst there will be five trains per hour during off-peak times, doubling to 10 train per hour next year.

Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said “we are delighted to have played a key role alongside TfL, Wandsworth Council and the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership in delivering the first major extension to the London Underground in nearly 25 years.”

The CEO added, “the Northern Line Extension is a gamechanger for this area of London and an extremely significant milestone in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, which is soon to be one of the most well-connected developments in the capital.”

The developments were able to boost the UK economy and support around 1,000 jobs, including 79 apprenticeships.

Additionally, the Northern Line Extension acts as the first major Tube extension this century, and will support around 15,000 new jobs, on top of 20,000 new homes.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said “after an incredible effort from the huge number of people who worked on this project, it's fantastic that we are now on the final countdown to the Northern Line Extension opening later this month.”

He continued, “the two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station are the first new stations on the Northern line for 80 years.”

The Mayor added, “they will hugely improve connectivity between these two areas and the rest of London and play a major part in the capital's recovery from the pandemic by supporting thousands of new jobs, homes and businesses.”

Around 100 members of station staff are currently in the process of undertaking training to familiarise themselves with the two new step-free Tube stations, whilst Northern line drivers are receiving instructions on the new route.

The launch of the Northern Line Extension comes ahead of the Elizabeth line opening in the first half of next year, set to transform transport throughout the capital.

Rail Technology Magazine latest edition APR/May 22

RTM APR/May 22

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: An essential agenda for UK Rail's future

Our April/May 2022 edition of RTM is now live, packed full of insights and analysis of rail projects, innovations, and ambitions across the UK network. Jump in and hear from the likes of Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen on how they’re supercharging rail in the region, hear from RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan as he outlines why ED&I is essential to the future of rail, and Alan Pattison breaks down the unique work which went into rebuilding Soham station, alongside much, much more…

Videos...

View all videos
TransCityRail Banner

TransCityRail

South \ 29 09 22
North \ 10 11 22
Mids \ 10 02 23

TransCityRail is a series of regional, interactive and insightful events across the country bringing together leaders, collaborators, problem solvers and innovators in a creative and invigorating way.
 

This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.

Podcast

The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

More articles...

View all