Battersea Power Station tube station

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Battersea Power Station London Underground
Battersea Power Station stn building.jpg
Station exterior in September 2021
Battersea Power Station is located in Greater London
Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
Location of Battersea Power Station in Greater London
LocationBattersea
Local authorityLondon Borough of Wandsworth
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerTransport for London
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes
Fare zone1
OSIBattersea Park National Rail London Overground Queenstown Road National Rail
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Not opened[1]
2017Not opened[1]
2018Not opened[2]
2019Not opened[3]
2020Not opened[4]
Key dates
20 September 2021Opened
Other information
WGS8451°28′46″N 0°08′31″W / 51.47950°N 0.14200°W / 51.47950; -0.14200Coordinates: 51°28′46″N 0°08′31″W / 51.47950°N 0.14200°W / 51.47950; -0.14200
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Battersea Power Station is a London Underground station in Battersea, London, and forms the terminus of the Northern line extension to Battersea (NLE).

Partially funded by the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station,[5] the station serves the redevelopment site, as well as Battersea itself. The station is located on Battersea Park Road, close to Battersea Park railway station and a short walking distance from Queenstown Road (Battersea) railway station. The line and station opened on 20 September 2021.[6] It is the only station on the London Underground network to include the word 'station' in its name.[7]

Services[edit]

The station is located in Zone 1, and is served by the Northern line as part of the extension from Kennington to serve the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station. Trains from Battersea Power Station only run via Charing Cross as the branch is an extension off the Kennington loop.[8] The station serves as the terminus for the new branch, although provision has been made for a possible future extension to Clapham Junction railway station.[9] The station also serves as an out-of-station interchange with Battersea Park railway station.[10]

Service pattern[edit]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 156, 344 and 436 serve the station.[11]

Design[edit]

Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset by Alexandre da Cunha

The station was designed and built by a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial Agroman,[12][13] with station entrance architecture by Grimshaw.[14]

Art on the Underground commissioned the artist Alexandre da Cunha to install a permanent piece of artwork in the ticket hall of the station: a 100-metre-long kinetic sculpture, using a rotating billboard entitled Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset.[15][16]

Construction[edit]

Platforms in the completed station

The station was given final approval by the Secretary of State for Transport in November 2014,[17] and construction began in 2015, with completion originally scheduled for 2020.[18] Tunnelling of the Northern line extension began at Battersea, with the two tunnel boring machines, Helen and Amy, departing the site in March 2017 to dig the running tunnels of the extended line.[5]

In the draft edition of the TfL "Business Plan 2014", issued as part of the TfL Board papers for their meeting on 10 December 2014, the map TfL's Rail Transport Network at 2021 labelled the terminus as "Battersea Power Station", instead of just "Battersea" as had appeared on previous publications.[19] In December 2015, TfL confirmed that the name of the station will be "Battersea Power Station".[20] This means that it is the only station on the Underground to have the word "station" in its official name. There has been some confusion as to whether to construct the name as "Battersea Power (S/s)tation" or "Battersea Power Station station".[21]

In December 2018, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that the project would be delayed until September 2021 at the earliest, "to increase the station's capacity to cope with a higher number of passengers than originally forecast".[22]

By June 2019, major tunnelling and track works had been completed, with an engineering train running on the extension for the first time.[23] By February 2020, construction of the station was nearly complete, with platforms, escalators and the London Underground roundel installed on the station.[24] The first London Underground train ran onto the extension over the 2020 Christmas period, marking the start of the signal testing period.[25]

The station opened on 20 September 2021.[26] Design provisions for potential future installment of platform screen doors have been added to the station.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b "Tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension to begin in March". London City Hall. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ Paton, James (20 September 2021). "London Bets $1.5 Billion Tube Extension Will Spur Jobs, Business". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  7. ^ Williamson, Lucy (19 September 2021). "Name of new Battersea Power Station Tube stop on London Underground Northern line is causing confusion". Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Northern Line extension to Battersea and Nine Elms given go-ahead". BBC News. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ Henderson, Jamie (23 June 2013). "Clapham Junction next for Northern Line says London Assembly member". Wandsworth Guardian. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Northern Line Extension". Transport for London. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Buses from Nine Elms and New Covent Garden Market" (PDF). TfL. September 2021. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Next Step for Northern Line Extension". London Borough of Wandsworth. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  13. ^ "First expansion of the London Underground this century opens to passengers". Laing O'Rourke. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Battersea Station receives planning approval". Grimshaw Architects. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Artworks announced for Battersea and Nine Elms Northern Line stations". Wandsworth Borough Council. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Northern Line extension to Battersea and Nine Elms gets go ahead". Evening Standard. London. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Tube on its way to Battersea as work starts on Northern line extension". Wandsworth Borough Council.
  19. ^ "Northern line extension". Transport for London.
  20. ^ "Battersea". Northern line extension. No. 5. Transport for London. December 2015. p. 2.
  21. ^ Lucy Williamson (19 September 2021). "Name of new Battersea Power Station Tube stop on London Underground Northern line is causing confusion". MyLondon.
  22. ^ "Northern Line extension to Battersea Power Station faces 12-month delay in latest TfL setback". CityAM. 22 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Northern Line trains on track for Nine Elms". Wandsworth Borough Council. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Battersea Power Station signs unveiled at new Northern Line hub". Evening Standard. London. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  25. ^ "First passenger trains complete journeys on new Northern Line Extension". Transport for London (Press release). Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  26. ^ "Northern line extension: Two new Tube stations open". BBC News. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  27. ^ New Battersea Tube Extension - Your Questions Answered, archived from the original on 21 December 2021, retrieved 4 October 2021

External links[edit]

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