Going underground at new Nine Elms Tube stations

Published: Friday 16th November 18

The extension of the Northern line to the Nine Elms area will support thousands of new residents and businesses.

Councillor Jonathan Cook, Wandsworth Council cabinet member for Strategic Planning and Transport, got the chance to examine first-hand the extensive work that is being carried out by Transport for London (TfL) to build the new Northern line extension.

Northern line extension

In the first major extension to a London Underground line since the late 1990s, the Northern line is being extended with two new 3.2km tunnels from Kennington to two new stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms.

The new link will connect the growing Nine Elms neighbourhood with the rest of London’s Tube network and bring journey times to within 15 minutes of the West End and City.

Northern line extension rails

Cllr Cook said: "This tremendous transport project is delivering a vital new connection to Battersea and I am impressed with the scale of the work going on right under our feet.

"As thousands more residents and businesses move into Nine Elms, the council has made a significant financial commitment to joining up the transport network underpinning local regeneration. We are working closely with TfL and local partners including Battersea Power Station to get this essential piece of the area's redevelopment delivered for the benefit of local people as well as the wider Capital."

The two new tunnels, made up of 20,000 pre-cast concrete segments and 4,000 rings, will carry trains at a depth of 26 metres underground.

Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea is a designated opportunity area in central London, with the regeneration of the 227-hectare area delivering 25,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes by 2030.

Find out more about Nine Elms

Visit the Transport for London website for Northern line extension updates

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Recent comments

An extension to the Clapham Junction area would be nice for local residents.

17 November 2018

As Cllr Cook looks dewy-eyed at a piece of concrete in his posed photo, credit to those who actually carried out this feat of engineering. What is the purpose of this piece but self promotion of Jonathan Cook's fragile ego! A Cookless article would have been much more interesting and informative.

17 November 2018

Blah blah

16 November 2018