£1bn extension to Northern Line gets the go-ahead

The £1 billion extension to the Northern Line to Battersea has been given the go-ahead by the Government.

£1 billion Northern Line extension given go-ahead

The £1 billion extension to the Northern Line to Battersea has been given the go-ahead by the Government.

Northern Line train at Belsize Park Credit: Press Association

The extension will create two new tube stops in Battersea - one near Wandsworth Road and another next to Battersea Power Station.

It forms wider plans to regenerate Vauxhall and Battersea that also sees news homes and commercial buildings being proposed along the riverfront as well as the new American embassy being built in the area.