London Underground Northern Line Battersea Power Station Extension
The London Underground Northern Line extension to Battersea Power Station is the newest London Underground line extension to open in London on 20 September 2021, since the previous extension on the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow Terminal 5 on 27 March 2008.
Kennington Underground Station
I started my journey from Kennington Underground Station. Formerly the terminus for trains from Waterloo, the extension now extends out from the existing balloon loop on the south of the station.
The route map of the Northern Line extension to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station at Kennington Platform 2.
The Northern Line extension to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station operates at a 10-minute frequency, with most Northern Line trains going to Morden instead.
The overall route map of the Northern Line, including the closed Northern Line sector (Bank branch) between Kennington and Moorgate from 15 January 2022 until mid-May 2022.
The Northern Line extension to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station on the Northern Line route map.
Existing London Underground 1995 Stock trains run on the Northern Line extension to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. Off-peak, the trains run largely empty.
Nine Elms Underground Station
I hopped off the train at Nine Elms Underground Station to take some photos of the platform. Noticeably, the full length of the platform is of the same height as the train doors, as compared to older London Underground stations.
The island platform of Nine Elms Underground Station is wide and welcoming, in contrast to the crammed and slim platforms of most London Underground underground stations.
I have 8 minutes till the next train to Battersea Power Station.
The overall TfL Tube map and travel times can be found on the information board in the middle of the platform.
The route map of each bound is posted on the tunnel walls which can be seen from the platform edge.
Trains from Nine Elms may travel to High Barnet or Mill Hill East, so check the train destination before boarding if you are not heading on the shared sectors. Change at Camden Town for trains to Edgware.
This may be further complicated in future after the reopening of the Bank Branch, and trains may not have a common shared sector then.
Here comes the next train to take me onwards to Battersea Power Station.
Battersea Power Station Underground Station
Battersea Power Station Underground Station is the terminus of this 2-station extension of the Northern Line. The station also consists of an island platform, making wayfinding easy for passengers at the terminus with the next departing train clearly visible.
The full length of the platform is of the same height as the train doors, as compared to older London Underground stations.
A central information board tells you the next departing train from either platform, and its destination.
Heading up the escalators to exit the station.
More than sufficient ticket barriers have been installed for now. Perhaps this is in anticipation of future Battersea Power Station station crowd, but not sure if the train frequencies would be able to keep up with such demand then.
The concourse is rather simple as well, with all facilities around the square.
New generation ticket machines are installed at Battersea Power Station station.
There is currently only 1 exit at Battersea Power Station station.
Some inspirational quotes by the staff at Battersea Power Station station.
Heading up the escalators to the exit.
The exit leads out to Battersea Park Road.
Battersea Power Station is located just behind Battersea Power Station station, but the walking path currently requires walking on the footpath beside the road.
Signs point towards Battersea Power Station from Battersea Power Station station.
The façade of Battersea Power Station station.
The walk to Battersea Power Station is via Pump House Lane.
Passing by New Covent Garden Market at the junction.
Battersea Power Station
The façade of Battersea Power Station, which is currently not open yet.
Battersea Power Station and its surroundings are still under a bit of construction.
Only Circus West Village is currently open for visitors.
Outlets behind Circus West Village are under the railway viaducts between Victoria and Clapham Junction/Wandsworth Road.
Grosvenor Railway Bridge can be seen from the waterfront at Battersea Power Station.
Battersea Power Station Pier for the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers can also be accessed from the waterfront.
The Battersea Power Station Chimney Lift is not open for public access yet, but Battersea Power Station Underground Station would offer easy access for tourists once it opens in 2022.