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Nine Elms tube station gets approval for residential towers
Nine Elms tube station gets approval for residential towers

A cluster of residential flats to be built above the new Nine Elms tube station have been approved by Lambeth Council.

TfL updates on Northern line extension progress
TfL updates on Northern line extension progress

Works to complete the Northern line extension to Battersea are continuing ahead of the line’s expected opening this Autumn.

Housing approved for Northern line extension building site
Housing approved for Northern line extension building site

A worksite in Kennington currently being used for the Northern line extension is set to be redeveloped as a mixed residential and light industrial estate.

London Underground runs first tube trains on the Northern line extension
London Underground runs first tube trains on the Northern line extension

Tube trains have made their first test trips along the Northern line extension to Battersea over the Christmas break.

Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update
Northern line extension to Battersea – construction update

The latest local newsletters have been sent with details of the works going on to complete construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea Power Station.

A grand procession to open the Northern line extension
A grand procession to open the Northern line extension

The opening of London Underground’s new Northern line extension could be marked by a public celebratory procession along the route of the tunnels.

London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report
London Underground’s Northern line extension progress report

London Underground’s new extension of the Northern line is continuing, and some updates about progress have recently been provided.

London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting
London Underground’s Northern line extension construction restarting

A series of updates posted on the Northern line extension website has outlined how they are restarting work in their socially distanced construction sites.

First Tube roundels installed at new Northern line extension stations
First Tube roundels installed at new Northern line extension stations

One of the distinctive moments that turns a hole in the ground into a tube station has taken place – with the installation of tube roundels on the Northern line extension.

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update
London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update

At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.

Engineering train travels full length of the Northern Line Extension for the first time
Engineering train travels full length of the Northern Line Extension for the first time

The Northern Line Extension to Battersea has passed a milestone after an engineering train successfully travelled the entire length of the new tunnels from Kennington to Battersea, for the first time.

London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update
London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update

Building works continue on the Northern line extension to Battersea, and their latest updates give an overview of works carried out since the start of the year.

London Underground’s Northern line extension – construction update
London Underground’s Northern line extension – construction update

An occasional look at the works on the Northern line extension building the new London Underground line to Battersea Station.

Northern line to Battersea extension – a construction update
Northern line to Battersea extension – a construction update

A periodical look at the construction of the Northern line extension to Battersea.

An update on the latest Northern line extension construction works
An update on the latest Northern line extension construction works

Works on the Northern line extension towards Battersea has seen a number of milestones over the past couple of months.

First train tries out new Northern line extension track
First train tries out new Northern line extension track

The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea.

Tunneling breakthrough for the Northern Line extension
Tunneling breakthrough for the Northern Line extension

The tunnel boring machines drilling two new tube tunnels under South London have broken through at Kennington, having started their work at Battersea Power Station.

See the plans for a Battersea’s Northern line station
See the plans for a Battersea’s Northern line station

Wandsworth Council is consulting local people on London Underground’s plans for the eastern entrance of the proposed new Battersea Power Station tube station.

Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released
Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released

As part of the Northern line extension to Battersea, two new ventilation shafts are required, and the design for one of the them has been revealed for public comment.

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension
Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension

The Northern Line Extension has taken a step forward as the first of two giant tunnel boring machines, Helen, began her 3.2km tunnelling journey to extend the line from Kennington to Battersea.

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon
Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon

Tunneling for the Northern line extension is due to start in March, it has been announced.

Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off
Battersea’s Tunnel Boring Machines shown off

London Underground has shown off the two new tunnel boring machines that will soon start chewing through South London to dig the Northern line extension.

New tube station exhibition this week
New tube station exhibition this week

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