The main work sites are at:
In November 2017, main tunnelling finished after the creation of two tunnels between Battersea and new shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park.
Preparation works started at these sites in spring 2015. The joint venture Ferrovial Agroman Laing O'Rouke is designing and building the NLE.
Documents related to the project, including those in support of our Transport & Works Act Order (TWAO) application, noise monitoring reports and all but the most recent community communications, are on the Northern line extension page in Publications & reports.
The Northern line extension (NLE) will improve transport links and public spaces in the area and is essential to support the transformation of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, a designated regeneration area on the South Bank.
Up to 25,000 jobs and 20,000 new homes could be created. Journey times from Nine Elms or Battersea to the West End or the City will, in some cases, be less than 15 minutes.
An independent report on the economic impact of the NLE has shown it could generate substantial benefits to the area.
The extension is supported by the Mayor of London and Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark councils.
As part of the project we're building two new head houses and shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park. These will provide ventilation and emergency access to the Tube once the extension is open.
We have sent Southwark Council our proposal for monitoring passenger movements at Kennington Tube station. This analysis will be used to compare forecast and actual passenger numbers, get insight into people's movements through the station and to ensure our customers' safety.
This protocol is required by Southwark as part of our approval to build and operate the Northern line extension. You can comment on the method we propose on Southwark's planning application portal.
Battersea Power Station update - February to April 2019
Kennington Green update - February to April 2019
Kennington Park update - February to April 2019
Nine Elms update - February to April 2019
Battersea Power Station update - November 2018 to January 2019
Kennington Green update - November 2018 to January 2019
Kennington Park update - November 2018 to January 2019
Nine Elms update - November 2018 to January 2019
Battersea Power Station update - August to October 2018
Kennington Green update - August to October 2018
Kennington Park update - August to October 2018
Nine Elms update - August to October 2018
Our quarterly newsletter is a route-wide update on the works.
We are committed to engaging with the communities and stakeholders that may be affected by the NLE. We have set up five Community Liaison Groups (CLGs) which meet quarterly.
One group considers route wide issues:
Four consider more local issues specific to work sites and tunnelling along the route:
These public meetings are chaired by councillors and held in public. Residents are welcome to attend as observers.
The minutes of the meetings are published after each meeting.
Check back here for dates for the next series of meetings.
Bookmark this page and check back here for details or email NLE@tfl.gov.uk for more information.
The NLE works will cause some ground movement which may affect some properties close to the work sites and above the running tunnel routes. Properties in these areas are shown within the blue line on the drawing below.
All residents affected have been contacted for a defects survey.