2012 consultation results
Feedback from the 2012 Northern Line Extension (NLE) consultation has now been analysed.
2012 NLE consultation results (PDF 257KB)
Appendix 1 - NLE accent consultation report (PDF 1.5MB)
Appendix 2 - NLE consultation leaflet and factsheets (PDF 3.4MB)
Appendix 3 - NLE paper questionnaire (PDF 4.1MB)
Our response to key issues raised in the NLE consultation of 7 Nov - 30 Dec 2012 (PDF 105KB)
Lambeth council commissioned an independent technical review of the NLE proposals written by Ramboll
Factsheets and plan drawings provide more information on the proposals recently consulted upon.
Sheet 1: Temporary shaft site, Radcot St (PDF 1.3MB)
Sheet 2: Temporary shaft site, Harmsworth St (PDF 1.4MB)
Sheet 3: Permanent shaft, Kennington Green (PDF 1.3MB)
Sheet 4: Permanent shaft, Kennington Park (PDF 2.3MB)
Sheet 5: New station, Nine Elms (PDF 1.7MB)
Sheet 6: New station, Battersea Power Station (PDF 1.4MB)
Sheet 7: Temporary shafts and ground treatment works (PDF 539KB)
Sheet 8: Previous consultation on the NLE and our response to issues raised (PDF 147KB)
Sheet 9: Alternative construction approach for connecting the extension to the existing Northern line and stabilising the ground (PDF 501KB)
Detailed NLE plan drawings
Battersea plan drawings (PDF 447KB)
Battersea pier plan drawings (PDF 349KB)
Claylands plan drawings (PDF 630KB)
Kennington plan drawings (PDF 696KB)
Nine Elms plan drawings (PDF 412KB)
Nine Elms station plan drawings (PDF 703KB)
Previous consultation results
Proposed route and location of permanent shafts
Consultations in summer 2010 and 2011 asked for feedback on four proposed routes for the Northern line extension and the locations for permanent shafts.
40,000 households and businesses along the route were invited to have their say and meetings were held for local residents, businesses and community groups.
Kennington - Nine Elms - Battersea
The majority (61 per cent) of respondents told us their preferred route was from Kennington to Battersea, with new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. There were high levels of support for the scheme, with the majority (87 per cent) agreeing it will benefit the area.
Permanent shafts are needed to allow air in and out of the underground tunnels, help cool the Tube and enable emergency access to and from the tunnels if necessary. The preferred permanent shaft location is at the old distillery site, and at the Old Lodge in Kennington Park.
In the Claylands Road area, the preference is at the garages on Cottingham Road. In response to feedback, we are exploring alternative options for this site.
Lambeth Council has confirmed initial support for these sites and is working with TfL to agree the details of location and design.
Consultation on the preferred temporary shaft locations
Temporary shafts are required for 12-18 months for works to stabilise the ground before the tunnels can be built. In autumn 2011, 2,500 households and businesses were asked for their preferences on the proposed locations for temporary shafts in the Kennington area.
Following consultation, Radcot Street (approved by Lambeth Council) and Harmsworth Street (subject to approval by Southwark Council) are the recommended sites for the shafts.
We continue to work with councils in Lambeth and Southwark on these proposed locations.