Transport for London have updated us on plans for the extension of the Northern Line, from Kennington to Battersea.
The main benefit of the NLE is that it will provide the necessary transport capacity for Battersea Power Station to be fully redeveloped. It will also provide a new station at Nine Elms (next to Sainsbury) which will take pressure off Vauxhall tube station.
The developer of Battersea Power Station had been leading the NLE project, but they went into administration at the end of last year, so TfL confirmed its intention to take forward the Northern line extension project to Transport Works Act Order (TWAO) stage. This is the legislation needed to start work on a major transport project.
A preferred bidder has been chosen for the development of the Battersea Power station site and TfL will be working with them to take forward plans for a proposed extension of the Northern Line.
The wider work necessary in advance of submitting a TWAO continues and this week TfL are updating residents and stakeholders on the progress of their plans. Over 40,000 households and businesses along the route of the proposed extension will receive a leaflet. This will be followed by further local consultations to refine some of the details of the scheme over the coming months with a final consultation on proposals planned for the Autumn.
To construct the NLE there will need to be a temporary construction shaft in the Radcot/ Stannary Street area, and permanent ventilation shafts on Kennington Green and Kennington Park. You can find out more, and view a detailed map of the plans, on TfL's website.