Battersea Power Station tube station

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Battersea Power Station London Underground
Battersea Power Station from the river.jpg
Battersea Power Station, which the station is set to serve.
Battersea Power Station is located in Greater London
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
Location of Battersea Power Station in Greater London
LocationBattersea
Local authorityLondon Borough of Wandsworth
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Not Opened[1]
2014Not Opened[1]
2015Not Opened[1]
2016Not Opened[1]
2017Not Opened[1]
Key dates
2021Planned opening
Other information
WGS8451°28′46″N 0°08′31″W / 51.47950°N 0.14200°W / 51.47950; -0.14200Coordinates: 51°28′46″N 0°08′31″W / 51.47950°N 0.14200°W / 51.47950; -0.14200
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Battersea Power Station (previously proposed as Battersea) is a planned London Underground station to be built in Battersea, London, United Kingdom. It is to be served by the Northern line as part of a two-station extension from Kennington to serve the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station. The station will be located on Battersea Park Road.[2] It will serve as the terminus for the new branch, although provision has been made for a possible future extension to Clapham Junction railway station.[3]

The station, which was given final approval by the Secretary of State for Transport in November 2014, is projected to open along with Nine Elms station.[4] Construction began in 2015, and was originally scheduled for completion by 2020. Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms stations will be located in Zone 1, making them the London Borough of Wandsworth's first Zone 1 stations.[5] Trains from Battersea Power Station will only run via Charing Cross as the branch will be an extension off the Kennington loop.[5]

The station will be designed and built by Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke.[6] The station will also serve as an out of station interchange with Battersea Park railway station.[7]

In the draft edition of the TfL 'Business Plan 2014', issued as part of the TfL Board papers for their meeting on 10 December 2014, the map TfL's Rail Transport Network at 2021 labelled the terminus as "Battersea Power Station", instead of just "Battersea" as had appeared on previous publications.[8]

In December 2015 TfL confirmed that the name of the station will be "Battersea Power Station".[9]

The station, along with the Nine Elms redevelopment programme, is set to support 25,000 new jobs, while offering 1,000 more jobs during construction. As part of that there will be additional opportunities for apprenticeships and graduate roles.[10]

In December 2018 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced that the project will be delayed until September 2021 at the earliest, reportedly due to the need of "to increase the station's capacity to cope with a higher number of passengers than originally forecast".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Halcrow Group/Studioare Architects/Buro Happold (31 August 2012). "Drawing: Horizontal Alignment" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ Henderson, Jamie (23 June 2013). "Clapham Junction next for Northern Line says London Assembly member". Wandsworth Guardian. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Northern Line extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets go ahead". London Evening Standard. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Northern Line extension to Battersea and Nine Elms given go-ahead". BBC News. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Next Step for Northern Line Extension". London Borough of Wandsworth. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Northern Line Extension". Transport for London. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Northern line extension". Transport for London.
  9. ^ "Battersea". Northern line extension (5). Transport for London. December 2015. p. 2.
  10. ^ "Tube on its way to Battersea as work starts on Northern line extension". Wandsworth Borough Council.
  11. ^ http://www.cityam.com/270923/northern-line-extension-battersea-power-station-faces-12

External links[edit]

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Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
TerminusNorthern line
Charing Cross Branch