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Northern Line Extension Green Light

After years of campaigning, South Londoners are getting the tube extension they've been hoping for.

The Government is expected to announce that a one billion pound extension to the Northern Line has been given the go-ahead today.

The Northern Line 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.


Route 360 bus collides with cyclist on Vauxhall Bridge

At around 08:10 this morning (Wednesday 13 November) a route 360 single deck bus, operated by Go Ahead, was involved in a collision with a cyclist on Vauxhall Bridge, SW1.

Our priority is of course the wellbeing of the cyclist and we are aware that the ambulance service attended the scene.

As is normal in an incident of this nature, there will be a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances.

– Mike Weston, TfL's Director of Buses

Major plans for Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street

Boris Johnson at a press photocall this morning Credit: ITN

The Mayor's Roads Task Force report aims to ensure the capital can cope with major population growth, support jobs and thousands of new homes in the coming years.

The ambitious £30 billion road improvement plan for London was produced by a task force set up by Mayor Boris Johnson.

The 20-year vision includes improvement to the North and South Circular roads, new "flyunders" and major schemes at Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street.

There are also plans for improved bus services, more 20 mph zones, and proposals to improve cycling and walking.

Rich and colourful designs to transform Vauxhall

One of the competition entries Credit: The Communications Group

The 100 designs from 21 countries submitted to a competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects will be displayed around Vauxhall's riverside, railway arches and small parks.

Architects and Landscape Designers inputted designs for the 'Public Realm' Credit: The Communications Group

Entrants were encouraged to take inspiration from New York's High Line - an historic elevated railway that was turned into a leafy urban park - to make green links along the river and through the parallel viaduct.

Entrants were encouraged to take inspiration from New York's High Line; a defunct elevated railway that was turned into a leafy urban park Credit: The Communications Group

Chris Law, from the Vauxhall Vauxhall One Business Improvement District said:

"There is a lively variation of ideas and many reoccurring themes. Our aim is to help create a great public realm for Vauxhall."

On April 15, a shortlist of three, plus a student winner, will be chosen. The shortlisted four will be asked to submit more detailed proposals.

Vauxhall re-opens: latest reaction


#Vauxhall - Trains can now stop again at Vauxhall station following security checks being made


Vauxhall Bridge now re-open southbound. Residual queues along Vauxhall Bridge Road, back to Pimlico, on approach.


Vauxhall station on @victorialine has now reopened, tubes and National Rail services are now stopping normally


Vauxhall re-opens after security alert

A suspicious vehicle has caused the closure of two stations and several roads Credit: Michael Carney/ITV News

A suspicious vehicle has caused the closure of Vauxhall mainline and underground stations, and roads surrounding Wandsworth Road.

All services have now re-opened, and police have given the all-clear.

Vauxhall station closed: latest tweets


A suspicious package is currently being investigated at Vauxhall station @victorialine - would be advised to head to other stations if poss


Victoria Line - Underground station closed at Vauxhall due to security alert outside the station

Reports that Vauxhall bus station also affected, and Parry Street closed from A203 South Lambeth Road to Wandsworth Road.

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