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Monday, June 30, 2008

Battersea Power Tube Station may be on the cards

Battersea Power Station's £4 billion re-development could rest on an extension of the London Underground. Well that's according to an announcement the iconic power station's developers made
last week. So possible good news for Northern Line commuters for once.

The plans include a possible extension of the Northern Line from Kennington via Wandsworth Road. Improvements to transport links are seen by the South West London council where the power station is, to be necessary to support any development in the area.

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Amazing aerial shot of Battersea Power Station by praguelondon

"The best option for real improvement would be an extension of the Northern Line, which we are keen to pursue," said a spokesperson for the site owner - Treasury Holdings.

"It is most likely to be entirely privately funded as (Transport for London (TfL)) money has been committed to other projects like Crossrail."

"From a planning perspective, they've got to tick certain boxes," said a Wandsworth Council spokesperson.

Treasury Holdings has now commissioned Steer Davies Gleave to carry out a feasibility study into the Northern Line extension. This will then feed into an overview of transport in the area being carried out by TfL. For more see New Civil Engineer.

From 25th June - 5th July you have the opportunity to explore the site and see the plans. "A walking tour around, and inside, elements of the Power Station building is available for adults and children over ten years old. Bring sensible shoes and your cameras for this opportunity to get up close and personal with the iconic four chimneys!" says the Battersea Power Station's development website The site is open from noon till 8pm up to 3rd July & noon till 6pm 4th July & 10am to 6pm on 5th July.

UPDATE here's my post on the Battersea Power Station Walking Tour and I believe that there are two new dates of the 13th & 19th July.

Update - November 2010 - Station Upgrade has been approved by Wandsworth Council with two new Tube stations proposed.


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