Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that the Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station, with an intermediate station at Nine Elms, will open to the public on Monday 20 September. The two step-free, Zone 1 stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms are set to dramatically improve the connectivity of these vibrant south London neighbourhoods and contribute to the capital’s recovery from the pandemic at a vital time. Major construction on the 3km twin-tunnel railway between Kennington and Battersea Power Station began in 2015. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the construction project has stayed on track, with Tube services on the extension starting on Monday 20 September, running from Kennington station on the Charing Cross branch. There will be an initial peak time service of six trains per hour on the extension, increasing to 12 trains per hour by mid-2022. The Northern Line Extension is the first major Tube extension this century and is supporting around 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes in the area. In addition, construction of the extension boosted the UK economy and directly supported around 1,000 jobs, including 79 apprenticeships.
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 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. We look forward to welcoming further visitors by Tube to the thriving riverside neighbourhood we are creating.”