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Clapham Junction in line for Northern Line says London Assembly member

August 2, 2013

Clapham Junction will be connected to the Northern line, according to London Assembly member Richard Tracey.

The UK’s busiest station is not connected to London Underground, but with the planned extension of the Northern line to Battersea, discussions are under way to create a huge transport hub at Clapham Junction.

A path running beneath Battersea Park has already been reserved for such a move although it would only be connected to the Northern line once the current construction of a spur at Kennington and two new stops, at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station, is finally completed.

Work on that extension, in tandem with the multi-billion pound Nine Elms development, is set to begin in January 2015 with a view to completion by approximately 2020.

Richard De Cani, Transport for London’s (TfL) director of transport strategy, said this work would be designed to allow for further extension.

He said: “Clapham Junction is hugely significant as a destination and interchange point. The plans for the Northern line allow for an extension of the lines to Battersea to go Clapham Junction.

“That’s why we’ve planned the Northern line extension as we have, so it can be included in the future and that’s why it is included in the options for the Crossrail 2 consultation,” he added.

 “Clapham Junction is a very busy and popular transport destination,” says Sean Johnson, manager at the Clapham branch of lettings agent Bushells. “As local lettings agents, we keep informed on all changes and improvements regarding transportation to keep our tenants and landlords up to date with the latest news.”

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