We are proposing to extend the Northern line to Nine Elms and Battersea, as part of wider plans to regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area.
April 2013 update - Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO)
On 30 April 2013 we submitted our application for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) which, if granted, gives us permission to build and operate the extension. The submission will include an application for deemed planning permission for the works.
As part of the application process TfL has:
Published a notice in the London Gazette and local newspapers
Displayed site notices at intervals along the proposed route of the scheme
Served notice on the parties listed in the Book of Reference
Served notice of the application on particular parties listed in the TWAO application rules
The TWAO application marks the start of a statutory consultation on the NLE proposals. The consultation period ends on Tuesday 18 June 2013. During this period you may make representations and comments, either for or against the NLE, to the Secretary of State for Transport.
Further information can be found on our website tfl.gov.uk/nle
We'd like to hear your views on plans to extend the Northern line to Nine Elms and Battersea
We want to hear your views before we finalise the plans and seek the Government’s go-ahead for the extension.
We have listened to concerns raised in previous consultations. Read about our previous consultation on the Northern line extension (NLE) and our response to issues raised. For example, the proposed permanent shaft in the Claylands Road area is no longer included in the proposals following your feedback.
Extension of the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms
New stations at Nine Elms and Battersea
Two permanent shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park to provide ventilation, cooling and emergency access if required
Two temporary shafts at Radcot Street and Harmsworth Street and, as an alternative, possible ‘gallery tunnels’ to enable works to stabilise the ground in preparation for the new tunnels to be built
Proposed tube map
Proposed route and key sites
© Crown copyright and database rights 2012 Ordnance Survey 100035971/021 © Copyright Transport for London 2012
Further information on key sites
View and download further information about each of the sites by clicking the links below.
Why the extension?
The proposed extension is essential to support the transformation of Vauxhall and Nine Elms which will see up to 16,000 homes and 25,000 jobs created over the next 20 years. It is part of wider plans to improve public transport in the area.
Benefits would include:
New Tube stations at Battersea and Nine Elms, putting thousands more people within easy walking distance of the Tube network
Reduced pressure on Vauxhall station and relief to the existing Northern line south of Kennington
Wider access to leisure and employment opportunities for local people
Cutting journey times from this part of London to the West End and City to around 15 minutes
Subject to funding being in place and permission to build and operate the extension being given, the new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea could be open by 2020.
Our next steps
In advance of submitting the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application we will be writing to the owners and occupiers of properties above the proposed tunnels and those that may be affected by the construction of the project.
Click here to view a detailed route map for the proposed NLE.
Click here to download 'Background paper: limits of deviation'.
Click here to read 'Northern line extension: Construction Noise and Vibration Mitigation Scheme'.
Click here to read 'Northern line extension: 'Purchase of Property in Cases of Hardship Policy'.
Click here to read 'Noise and Vibration Assett Design Guidance'.
Click here to read 'Guidelines on Ground Movement Due to Deep Tunnelling Excavations 2008'.
Detailed plan drawings of the proposed route can be found at the bottom of this web page under 'Related Documents'.
For more information about the NLE visit tfl.gov.uk/nle
Have your say
This consultation is now closed. The consultation ran between 7 November and 30 December 2012. Thank you to all who provided comments.
Feedback from the 2012 Northern Line Extension (NLE) consultation has now been analysed.
2012 NLE consultation results (PDF 257KB)
Our response to key issues raised in the NLE consultation of 7 Nov - 30 Dec 2012 (PDF 105KB)
Find out more - public roadshows
We held a series of roadshows during the consultation period to give people the chance to speak to us in person and view the proposals. Details of the locations, dates and times are given in the table below.