More than 5 million journeys have been made on the Northern line extension to Battersea, it was revealed on Friday.

The £1.1bn extension, with new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power station, was the primary Tube extension this century and first on the Northern line for 80 years.

Journeys are anticipated to double to 10m a year by 2024/25, helped by Battersea Power Station lastly opening to the general public as a retail and leisure complicated on October 14. It had been anticipated to reopen this summer season.

Transport for London said there have been about 40,000 trips per week to or from Nine Elms and 80,000 at Battersea Power Station. This has minimize journey occasions to the City and West End in half, by about 17 minutes.

The extension opened on September 20 last year. The number of trains on the route was doubled in June, from six to 12 trains per hour throughout peak occasions, and from 5 to 10 trains per hour off-peak.

Andy Lord, TfL’s chief working officer, said: “We opened our new Northern line stations with great pride and excitement a year ago and it has been fantastic to see how quickly they have become part of the fabric of the city.”

The Grade II* listed former energy station, which closed virtually 40 years in the past, has been remodeled with greater than 100 outlets, bars, eating places and occasions venues.

The number of passenger journeys on the Northern Line extension totalled 5,041,743 as of last Saturday.

Prior to its opening, the last main Tube extension was the Jubilee Line extension, which opened in 1999.

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