London Transport Upgrades: Northern Line gets an extension and Crossrail 2 Gets an Alternative route addition
- Crossrail extension to cost up to £27bn and is due to be finished in the early 2020s
- Northern line extension includes Vauxhall, Nine Elms, and Battersea Power Station.
- Crossrail Predicted to add £102bn to the economy over time
London transport services TFL have recently presented new upgrade proposals, which have recently been approved by mayor Sadiq Khan himself, the upgrades are said to make a vast improvement with the economy. Crossrail 2 as it has been called, expected to cost up to £27bn to install a new route from Clapham Junction to Wimbledon. The route is set to change that instead of running through Tooting Bec station, it will run through Balham instead. This is said to be able to support over 200,000 jobs and homes and boost the economy into the billions.
Another big change happening for the London Transport System is the addition to the Northern Line that is taking place. The northern line is expected to be extended to the following areas: Battersea Power Station, Kennington Green, Kennington Park, and Nine Elms. The construction started from spring 2015, 2017 the main tunnel work for Kennington Green/Park will begin. By 2020, the construction of the extension is said to be completed. With the extension, up to 25,000 new jobs and homes are supported.