Later this week will be a chance to see an exhibition about the proposed extension of the Northern Line to Battersea.


There will be public exhibitions about new Nine Elms Underground Station and, in particular, the emerging concepts for the residential development proposals above the station:

  • Thursday 19 March – 3pm to 8pm
  • Friday 20 March – 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday 21 March – 10am to 4pm

The exhibition takes place at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1QP

A planning application is expected to be submitted to Lambeth in summer 2015.


The following two images from Studiodare Architects give an idea of what the station might look like.




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  1. Scott says:

    Three up escalators, but no down eh? That’s one way to stop overcrowding…

  2. Sam F says:

    I know it’s just an impression, but I wonder whether there will really be no platform edge doors?

    • Chris says:

      There are no PEDs elsewhere on the Northern, they’ve not been mentioned up to now and they may end up running a mixed fleet of trains, so it’s unlikely they’d be fitted.

  3. Mark says:

    Also buried in the plans – TfL will build a 20+ storey block of 330 flats on top of the station. And no mention of affordable housing anywhere in the consultation materials.

    • ianvisits says:

      It’s hardly buried, as the main purpose of this current consultation is to discuss the over-site development, and I used an artists impression of the development in this blog post.

  4. Mark says:

    The letter sent to local residents (and the main TfL consultations page) obliquely refers to ‘associated development proposals above the station’ – without stating the scale of development proposed. Omitting this fairly crucial detail – and relying on people to attend the exhibition or download the consultation documents to find out doesn’t feel entirely transparent – not least for the people currently living in two-storey sheltered housing on the other side of Pascal Street.

    I’m normally one to defend TfL (and the Northern Line Extension) – but this does feel a bit low. There’s not even a promise of affordable housing!

    • ianvisits says:

      No one will ever be happy with the communications given during a consultation.

      That is why public consultations exist, so that people can read in considerable detail about the plans — all the information is there, both online and you can ask for printed copies (or print them off yourself), then all you have to do is read it.

      Dropping comments such as burying information and oblique references to what is actually clearly stated intent suggests less a complaint about the state of the document, than the plans themselves.

  5. Joe Cairns says:

    Why are we (UK taxpayers) building this line to nowhere?
    I do not understand why £1 billion pounds of public money is going to build a dead end line to service plots to be developed by private developers. This is but the latest example of corporate welfare. If private developers want a railway to service their site, let them pay for it up front.

    Of course it would be possible to either relocate Queenstown Road station further along the line or add a new overground station in the Nine Elms area, but that would only cost about £10 million. So much for safeguarding the public purse.

  6. Nicholas Bennett says:

    A pity it couldn’t be extended to Clapham Junction to create a link with the network rail system.

    • Joe Cairns says:

      Of course it could be extended to Clapham Junction but this is not the point of this railway which is: ” … primarily to meet the increased demand created by the development planned for the wider Opportunity Area including the power station site. ” See TfL’s response to the Consultation process at: item 6.3. The suggestion that it would be a good idea to extend it to Clapham Junction elicited the dry reply in 6.7: “The current proposal is to extend the Northern line to Battersea but designed in a way that would allow a possible future extension. There is currently no proposal to extend beyond Battersea and any proposal to do so would be subject to a separate assessment.”
      This is a publicly funded railway being built to subsidise private developers to build more expensive riverside flats for bent Russians and Chinese to launder their money through.

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