New roundels installed at Battersea and Nine Elms ahead of Northern Line extension

Roundels are installed at Battersea Power Station, London Underground station.
Credit: TfL

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Transport for London has released images of its latest edition of the roundel after the first ones were installed on the platform at the new Battersea Underground station.

In total, 113 roundels are being manufactured for installation at the two new Northern Line Extension stations. These new stations on the London Underground are expected to open in autumn 2021.

Sixty-two roundels are being produced for Battersea Power Station and 51 for Nine Elms.

The Northern Line Extension is the first significant Tube line extension since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s. The extension will connect Kennington to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms.

New roundel for Battersea underground station
Credit: TfL

The new roundels are being manufactured at AJ Wells & Sons Ltd on the Isle of Wight.

Work to extend the line is currently focusing on the fit-out of the stations including the installation of escalators, installing the power supply, and extending the signalling used on the line.

What did the officials say?

Heidi Alexander, London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, said:

‘It’s really exciting to see roundels now in place at Battersea Power Station – it makes the opening of the extension next year feel so much closer.

‘These are the first new Northern line roundels in nearly 100 years and their arrival brings to life the huge difference the extension will make – easier journeys for thousands of Londoners, as well as supporting the creation of new jobs and homes in our city.’

Stuart Harvey, TfL’s Director of Major Projects, said:

‘The roundel is recognised around the world as the symbol of London’s transport network so it’s a highly significant moment when the first one is installed at a new station.

‘As well as new roundels, our two Northern Line Extension stations now have track, platforms and escalators as their transformation from concrete shells to state-of-the-art stations continues apace.

‘The arrival of the new roundels also demonstrates how sustained investment in the capital’s transport infrastructure benefits not only Londoners but the whole country, through the extensive business supply chain.’

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  1. Coming along very nicely. Well done TfL and London Underground. Can’t wait to see it open next year. And its not delayed unlike Crossrail.


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