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13 best photos and videos as Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms tube stops added to the Northern Line

13 best photos and videos as Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms tube stops added to the Northern Line

London’s Northern line branch of the Underground has just got a lot more Southern.

Two new stations, Battersea Power Station… Station and Nine Elms, have opened on the line adding some two miles of South West London tunnel to the Tube map after a six-year testing period which cost £1.1bn.

At 5.28am, the first trains from the station were scheduled to depart. 100 people waited outside to celebrate the occasion. This is the first tube extension since 1999. Sadiq Khan, London’s mayor even stopped by to have a gander and said it would “hugely improve the links between these vibrant, growing south London neighbourhoods and the rest of the capital.

He added: “The new stations are beautiful and I encourage Londoners and visitors to start using [them].

The line could carry eight million passengers per year. Services will be available every 10-12 minutes and the frequency will double next year. These stations are designated Zone 1 and will serve those who live in the cursed swimming-pool flat complex, as well as others who need to travel within 15 minutes.

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Here are 13 photos and videos from the scene:

Time to get your Oyster card out.

13 best photos and videos as Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms tube stops added to the Northern Line
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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