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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Tube stations planned with new Battersea Power Station

Last week a proposal to revamp Battersea Power Station was given approval by Wandsworth Council. Two new London Underground stations were also part of the package. Planning application Committee Chairman, Councillor Nick Cuff
said: "The two Northern Line stations will spur on the regeneration of Nine Elms and bring a huge economic windfall to this part of south London."

Proposed Northern Line extension from Stefen Cz's post on Albert Square and Saint Stephen's Association blog
From Stefen Cz's post on Albert Square and Saint Stephen's Association blog

A couple of years ago, I went along to a walking tour Battersea Power Station and at the time only one new station was proposed.

Battersea Power Station  by Tiki Chris

Proposed Tube Extension - Battersea Power Station

The estimate for building completion, at the time, was 2015 and the proposed extension would carry 24,000 people per hour, with a journey time of around 11 minutes to Bank and Leicester Square.

Further information from Battersea Power Station's September factsheet said "The NLE (Northern Line Extension) is currently proposed to be delivered in two phases, with the first phase to tunnel from Kennington to Battersea and creation of the new Battersea station, for an estimated cost of around £400m. The construction of the mid station at Nine Elms is planned to be the second phase, for an estimated cost of around £160m." However last week's pledge from Treasury Holdings put around £203 million towards the extension of the Northern Line (via Build.co.uk).

So where's the other £357 million (or whatever is actually needed) going to come from? At time of writing there's nothing from TfL or the Mayor to confirm any spend on a Northern Line extension, but it's probably too early to expect that.

As Nick Cuff said "There is still a great deal of work to be done but this is an important step forward". Watch this space for further news.

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