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Nine Elms on the South Bank is one step close to having two new Tube stations after Transport for London (TfL) applied for powers to build and run an extension of the Northern line.

NLE route map inlcuding shafts

Published on
May 20, 2013


The scheme would create one new stop at Battersea Power Station in Wandsworth, and another on Wandsworth Road in Lambeth. A new stretch of tunnel would link these stations to the rest of the line at Kennington.

If the Tube link goes ahead travel to the West End and the City would be cut to 15 minutes from the regeneration area.

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If planning powers are obtained from the Government, and a funding package is in place, then construction of the Northern line extension could begin in 2015 with the two new stations opening in 2020.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said:

“Bringing the Tube to Battersea has long been the ambition of this council and we are now within touching distance. This project is the key to unlocking Nine Elms on the South Bank’s full potential, restoring the power station and delivering 25,000 new jobs and 16,000 new homes.”

Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said:

“The Northern line extension is a vital part of our plan to create thousands of new jobs and homes in Vauxhall, creating a thriving riverside town with a proper high street, excellent public transport links and desperately needed safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists”

Results from three public consultations on plans to extend the Northern line have confirmed strong support for this potential new Tube link. 

The extension would help support the on-going regeneration of the Nine Elms and Vauxhall area and provide major transport benefits for local people.
The extension would reduce pressure on Vauxhall Station, provide relief to the existing Northern line south of Kennington and give wider access to leisure and employment opportunities for local people. The new infrastructure would support up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes.
Now that the application has been submitted details of the documents will be available to view online at, at selected libraries along the route and at the council offices of Wandsworth and Lambeth.

Leaflets to homes, businesses, schools and community venues along the route will be distributed by TfL. 

After the submission of the TWAO, a public inquiry is likely to be held this autumn after which the Government will make a decision. This is expected by autumn 2014.

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