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« on: September 04, 2021, 08:47:45 am »

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The first extension of the Tube this century will open in a fortnight, Transport for London confirmed on Friday.

Trains will start running to Battersea on a new branch of the Northern line from Kennington on Monday September 20, linking the £9bn redevelopment of Battersea Power Station to the Underground for the first time.

The £1.2bn project includes two new stations – Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms – and brings a vibrant new cultural and residential quarter within 15 minutes of the West End and the City.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “After an incredible effort from the huge number of people who worked on this project, it’s fantastic that we are now on the final countdown to the Northern Line Extension opening later this month.
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 10:16:06 am »

New Tube Map features Battersea Power Station And Nine Elms

On Radio Four's "PM" programme yesterday there was a whimsical debate about whether it would be called "Battersea Power Station Station".
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 10:56:37 am »

On Radio Four's "PM" programme yesterday there was a whimsical debate about whether it would be called "Battersea Power Station Station".

Obviously following up from the title of this thread!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 11:06:17 am »

Nothing whimsical about it - that's its name!

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 04:12:23 pm »

Here's the first train:

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2021, 04:22:21 pm »

I find it quite odd that it was built as an extension from the Northern Line, when it appears from the map it would have been easier to connect it into the Victoria Line, and give direct access to central London. I guess the idea was that most residents in the new flats would be working in the City so would want access in that direction, but is that still likely to be the case?

Also, is the development area retaining the name Battersea Power Station? I would have expected the developers to have wanted something that might sound a little more upmarket.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2021, 05:21:33 pm »

I find it quite odd that it was built as an extension from the Northern Line, when it appears from the map it would have been easier to connect it into the Victoria Line, and give direct access to central London. I guess the idea was that most residents in the new flats would be working in the City so would want access in that direction, but is that still likely to be the case?

I understood the Victoria line couldn't be extended or branched to more stations to the south because the trains were already as long and frequent through the centre as they could be, and they were full. On the other hand, the Northern, with the Bank and Charing Cross branches through the centre still has capacity.  On a similar note, the Bakerloo could be extended from the Elephant now that Queen's Park and Stanmore are on separate lines across the centre, and the Bakerloo's now not got such a big flow.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2021, 06:08:33 pm »

... On Radio Four's "PM" programme yesterday there was a whimsical debate about whether it would be called "Battersea Power Station Station".

On today's "PM", a lady compared this to the station serving the hamlet of Micheldever Station. Chicken & egg, as the railway station was there first, leading to the building of houses and businesses close to it.

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 07:46:50 pm »

If I were to get permission to open a small concession at the station selling pens, pencils, paper, etc, I would call it

"Battersea Power Station station stationery"

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 06:54:27 am »

There is also the distinct possibility,that,following an 'incident' the trains at Battersea Power Station station will be announced as stationary!
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2021, 06:57:55 am »

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... On Radio Four's "PM" programme yesterday there was a whimsical debate about whether it would be called "Battersea Power Station Station".
They also discussed duplication in place names in general, but surprisingly omitted River Avon which you don't have to be a scholar of Old English or Welsh to know it is a common tautology.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2021, 07:09:41 am »

Bloomin hard to find the station location on search engines - putting the word "station" in twice doesn't do the trick. Reminds me of trying to find a monumental mason in Stone, or someone to install a human washtub in Bath.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2021, 08:18:49 am »

Searching online for places in Street can be problematical  too.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2021, 10:25:27 am »

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... On Radio Four's "PM" programme yesterday there was a whimsical debate about whether it would be called "Battersea Power Station Station".
They also discussed duplication in place names in general, but surprisingly omitted River Avon which you don't have to be a scholar of Old English or Welsh to know it is a common tautology.

...or, indeed, Bristol Bridge: the bridge at the place where the bridge is. Made doubly tautological by the fact that the part of the Floating Harbour it spans was once the course of the aforementioned River River.
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