Battersea Power Station Underground Station – Just Days Away From Inaugural
The Northern Line is extended to the regenerated Battersea Power Station area, which is considered as the major extension of a tube line since the Jubilee line was earlier extended in the late 1990s. The extension was planned to connect Kennington to Battersea Power Station, through Nine Elms Underground stations.
Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that the first extension of the Tube is about to open as regular passenger trains will start running to Battersea Power Station from Kennington on September 20, 2021. It also means that travelling time has considerably reduced as passengers can reach from Battersea to the West End in just 15 minutes. It is announced that initially, there will be six trains per hour during peak time serving the passengers on the extension, which will be increased to 12 trains per hour by mid-2022. There will be five trains per hour during off-peak times, which will also be doubled to 10 trains per hour next year.
The new link is of significant importance as it will link Battersea Power Station to the Underground and several other local areas onto the Tube network. At the beginning of 2021, the extension was tested when passenger trains began their first journey in the newly constructed 3.2 kilometres long tunnels from Kennington through brand new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.
On this historical moment, London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “After an incredible effort from the huge number of people who worked on this project, it’s fantastic that we are now on the final countdown to the Northern Line Extension opening later this month. 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 [with] 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.”
UK Real Estate experts are eager about the inaugural of the new link as it is considered to increase the demand for properties in Battersea Power Station development such as Vauxhall and Nine Elms. The Northern Line Extension is the first major Tube extension this century and is supporting around 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes.
Battersea Power Station and its connection to the New Link
Circus West, a significant part of the Battersea development, is already completed and home to more than 1,500 people along with a range of restaurants and cafes. The Northern Line extension will benefit everyone who is living there to connect to other parts of London through the new tube link.
Phase 2 of Battersea Power Station development consists of regeneration of the main power station along with the construction of a modern energy centre to supply power to the entire project and neighbourhood along with the development of a public riverside park. And just months ago, Battersea Power Station opened its doors to welcome distinguished residents in the Grade II listed building – following the completion of Switch House (West).
The master plan of regenerated development will comprise of more than 100 retail outlets, restaurants, cafes, bars, a multiplex cinema, six floors of new corporate office space, and a 2,000 capacity event venue. Another notable news is that Apple has confirmed to shift its UK Headquarter to Battersea Power Station. It is supposed to occupy 500,000 sq. ft. of office space across six floors in the central boiler house in the Power Station, after which the company will commence its operations from the new London Campus.
The opening of the Northern Line extension, with a new Zone One London Underground Station, planned at the doorstep of Battersea Power Station, will enhance the connectivity of Battersea residents to and around London.
Simon Murphy, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “The Northern Line Extension is a game-changer for this area of London and an extremely significant milestone in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station.”
Stuart Harvey, director of major projects at TfL, said: “It’s going to be a fantastic moment when this thriving south London neighbourhood makes it onto the Tube map for the first time.”
After knowing the hype related to the Northern Line extension and its impact on properties in and around Battersea Power Station, you must consider investing there, before it’s too late. All you need is to pick up the phone and drop us a line at +44 203 888 5555 or leave us a message on Whatsapp +44 7784 555 555. Our sales experts are always there to guide you in the right direction with a bunch of exotic properties in Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms and Roof Gardens.
Please submit your enquiry and a member of our team will get in touch with you soon.