TfL opens final NLE consultation

northern line extension mapTransport for London (TfL) has launched the third and final public consultation on plans to extend the Northern line from Kennington to Nine Elms on the South Bank.

Following the consultation, TfL will apply for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO), probably in spring 2013.

The current proposals would create two new Tube stops – one on Wandsworth Road in Lambeth, the other at Battersea Power Station in Wandsworth.

Both sites are located within the 195 hectare Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area and, say Wandsworth Council, would help create up to 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new homes.

This latest consultation provides more detailed information about the proposed sites for the two new stations, two permanent shafts and two temporary shafts required to build the extension.

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia said:  “Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils, TfL and HM Treasury are now working up the financing package which will include hundreds of millions from the area’s private sector developers. This is a great piece of business for London.”

If planning approval is obtained and a funding package is in place then construction of the Northern line extension could begin in 2015.

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