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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.

Banking crisis for Northern line passengers

Bank branch passengers are warned that there’ll be fewer trains and Kennington station will be closed for around four months later this year.

Increased capacity on the Northern line from this evening

A new timetable has been launched for the Northern line (yes, they do have them), which has expanded the duration of the high-intensity service in the evening peak.

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.

Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.

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

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

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

90th anniversary of the Northern Line extension

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the longest tunnel under London opening to the public — following the completion of tube tunnels running down to Morden.

A proposal to rename the Northern Line

When the Crossrail project announced that it would be called the Elizabeth line, few realised it was the second attempt to have an Elizabeth line in London.

A week of disruptions on London Over- and Under-ground

In two separate notices, London Underground has designated the first week of August for two separate but major sets of disruptions on the tube network.

Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station

Deep under Euston station lies a network of long disused tunnels and a tiny ticket office that have rarely been seen by anyone for over 50 years, until now.

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

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

Unbuilt London: Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham

Back in the late 1980s, plans were seriously looked at which could have seen a new Northern Line spur constructed between Kennington, and either Streatham, or along the proposed Bakerloo Line extension, towards Peckham.

TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

Next week, the BBC’s Coast TV programme will have a segment about the flood barriers that were installed on the London Underground at the start of WW2.

100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station

One hundred years ago a new tube station opened, a terminus to a tube line that was to last just 12 years before it was downgraded to a mere passing platform.

The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut

Just before midnight on the 9th September 1940, sailors up on deck of the cargo sailing ship, Seven Seas were watching an air raid by German bombers over the Charing Cross railway bridge when an explosion hit the river and