Consultation reaffirms Nine Elms tube link support

Results from the third public consultation on proposals to extend the Northern line to Battersea from Kennington via Nine Elms have confirmed very strong support for this potential new Tube link.

Two previous consultations in 2010 and 2011 showed great support for the selected 3km route from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms.   Transport for London (TfL) will now finalise these plans ready for an application in spring 2013 for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to construct and operate the extension.

Around three quarters of people responded with positive or neutral comments during this final consultation. In response to general comments on the proposals 48 per cent were positive, 26 per cent neutral and 26 per cent negative.

Michèle Dix, Managing Director of Planning for Transport for London, said: “This third public consultation very much confirms that there is, once again, very strong support for this transport link that will help regenerate Vauxhall and Nine Elms and support up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes.”

If planning approval is obtained from the Government, and a funding package is in place then construction of the Northern line extension could begin in 2015 with the two new stations opening in 2020.

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