Northern line to Battersea Power Station
Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to extend the Northern line (Charing Cross branch) to Battersea, via a new station at Nine Elms, as part of wider plans to regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea (VNEB) area.
Following public consultations in 2010 and 2011, the Council's Cabinet approved a recommendation to support this preferred route (January 2012 Cabinet Report). However, in response to community concerns, we asked TfL to do some further design work and analysis, particularly around the locations of the shaft.
TfL has now produced an update leaflet on the consultation and work so far. Further consultation is proposed over the coming months. You can find out more or sign up for regular updates at the TfL Northern line extension page.
The extension of the Northern line is part of wider plans to improve public transport in the area to respond to levels of development expected in Vauxhall and Nine Elms. Additional public transport is needed to support this new development and to benefit existing residents and businesses.
Benefits of the extension include:
- Two new stations at Nine Elms (near Vauxhall Cross) and Battersea, linked to existing bus routes, to improve access to the Tube network
- Journey times from Battersea to the West End or the City will, in some cases, be less than 15 minutes
- Less pressure on Vauxhall station and relief to the existing Norther line south of Kennington.