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£1bn London Underground extension confirmed

18 Dec 2015

Work has already begun with constructing a £1bn extension on London’s Underground Northern Line. Government bodies have authorised the plans and the project will see the installation of two 3.2 km tunnels and two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea. Once completed, the line will decrease journey times by 15 minutes from areas such as the West End and the city.

Construction of the project will generate 25,000 new jobs, with tunnelling work set to start at the beginning of 2017. The extension is currently being funded by contributions from Battersea Power Station developers and several other entities. 

"Once built, the extension of the Northern line will act as a major spur to regeneration and growth in the area. It will open up the Tube to thousands more Londoners, cut journey times and act as a catalyst for the creation of much-needed new homes and jobs,” said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

This project is one of many significant rail investments that will contribute to the growing abundance of jobs within the sector.