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CCTV of out-of-control Tube train

These incredible CCTV pictures show a Tube maintenance train which was being towed on the Northern Line in August 2010. It then broke free and rolled back down the line at speeds of up to 30mph. It eventually came to a halt on an incline near Warren Street after passing through seven stations.

The driver jumped free of the out of control vehicle as it hurtled through Archway station. A court heard how it came with 600 metres of a passenger train.

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Funding go-ahead for Northern Line extension

The proposed extension would include new stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms. Credit: Reuters, Oli Scarff.

The Chancellor has announced a £1 billion pound loan to London Underground to finance the extension of the Northern Line to Battersea.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:

“I am delighted that after months of intensive discussions and hard work we have got the go ahead from Government on financing an extension to the Northern Line, which is hugely significant as Nine Elms is one of the areas with the greatest prospect for new development in the whole of the capital.

"It will be an incredible confidence boost for developers preparing to invest there and it will also be a considerable boost for local people who will benefit from the new Tube link.”

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