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Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station Tube Stations To Open September 20th

Be the first to ride the new rails on Monday
By News Team
Published on September 17, 2021

Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station Tube Stations open Architectural rendering of the Battersea Power Station Underground ticket hall, with dynamic artwork by Alexandre da Cunha

The redevelopment of the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth, on the south bank of the River Thames, depended largely on the new US Embassy, which moved there from its historic home of Grosvenor Square in 2016. The transformation has been remarkable, involving many new high-end apartment blocks, restaurant, gyms and other facilities. The one thing missing has been public transport connections, there were buses but no easy way to get north and south from the area.

Now two new Tube stations, making up the Northern Line Extension, will open to the public on Monday September 20th. Despite the pandemic, the project will open on deadline. It is the first major Tube extension this century, the last being the Jubilee line extension, which opened in 1999.

Construction on the 1.8 mile twin-tunnel railway between Kennington, Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station began in 2015. The two tunnel boring machines are called Helen and Amy – named in honor of the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, and aviation pioneer Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms stations are both in the Undergound's Zone 1 and for ease of use both are step-free. Initially there will be a peak time service of six trains per hour on the extension, increasing to 12 trains per hour by mid-2022. Off-peak, there will be five trains per hour, doubling to 10 trains per hour next year.

Look out for Art on the Underground's major new permanent artwork by London-based Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha at Battersea Power Station Underground. Entitled 'Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset, it stretches over 300 feet in length and uses rotating billboards (an old-fashioned advertising mechanism) to create friezes of colour which face each other along the length of the ticket hall.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said, "The two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station are the first new stations on the Northern line for 80 years. They will hugely improve connectivity between these two areas and the rest of London, and play a major part in the capital's recovery from the pandemic by supporting thousands of new jobs, homes and businesses."




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