A new public on plans to extend the Northern Line to Battersea has opened, allowing local residents a chance to give their views on the scheme.
Transport for London is working with key stakeholders including Treasury Holdings, owners of Battersea Power Station, to build two new stations on the line as part of a major redevelopment of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area.
Under the proposals the stations would be built at Nine Elms and Battersea allowing easy access to the Tube network
Around 40,000 local households and businesses will be sent leaflets explaining details of the proposals and asking them to take part in the consultation .
There will also be a series of public exhibitions in May and June.
TfL are stressing that the plans are subject to external funding being available and permission being given by Ministers.
Announcing the consultation Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “I hope local people will visit the exhibitions and respond to the consultation as the plans have the potential to transform this part of London into a thriving new quarter, and deliver the first expansion of the Northern Line for around 70 years.”
Rob Tincknell, Managing Director for Treasury Holdings, said: “The extension of the Northern line is recognised as necessary for the full regeneration of the Nine Elms Opportunity Area.
“The project to make this happen is an excellent example of how the public and private sectors have come together to achieve a set of shared objectives, all aimed at integrating this area into the rest of Central London and bringing real benefits to everyone who lives in this part of London and beyond.”
The consultation follows an earlier one on proposals to raise £500m for the scheme from property developers.
For more information visit northernlineextension.com