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Northern Line Extension to Battersea
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Sherwood


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05-12-2013 09:20 AM

The Northern Line is going to be extended.

http://beta.tfl.gov.uk/travel-informatio...-extension

What about the Bakerloo Line?

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michael


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05-12-2013 02:38 PM

Obviously they failed to appreciate the wisdom of my submission on this scheme. It is a daft extension:
1. It goes under the Oval without stopping. Why not extend the Oval station?
2. It should not stop at the Power Station, it should continue to Battersea Park and ideally to Clapham Junction.

My Response in Full wrote:
The extension prevents a more useful extension of the Northern line to the south, heading towards Streatham.
The line ends too early rather than joining with other rail arteries at Battersea Park or Clapham Junction.
If taking the proposed route there should be interchange capability at Oval. The lack of connections is a major flaw in the project and goes against all recent experience of rail projects in London (i.e. Jubilee, Crossrail, Thameslink, ELL1, ELL2)
The best way to connect Battersea to central London is the mainline train service out of Waterloo Eurostar, which sits empty and with spare capacity for suburban services. This would also provide interchange with the Victoria line at Vauxhall.
An over river monorail system from Battersea to Embankment would be cheaper and provide more additional capacity than the proposed extension.
Wandsworth Road station would need to be renamed if the Nine Elms station is built on the same road.
If you want to build a new tunnel in South London there are much better options available, including the Northern line to Streatham and the Bakerloo line to Lewisham/Bromley.

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