Battersea is well and truly on the map – the London Underground map that is. As of 20 September, there are new Underground stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms which will make a huge difference to businesses, local people and visitors travelling to and from the area.
If you leave the Battersea Power Station stop by the exit for Battersea Dogs Home, Penhurst House is just a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute bus journey.
Underground services now run between Kennington and Battersea on the Charing Cross branch of Northern Line as part of a £1 billion transport investment that has taken around 10 years to plan and complete. It is the first major Tube extension this century and brings Battersea within 15 minutes of the West End and the City. Journey times from other parts of south London such as Tooting/Colliers Wood are reduced and travel to north London becomes easier.
Initially, there is a peak time service of six trains per hours. This will increase to 12 by mid-2022.
The whole area around Battersea Power Station, Vauxhall and Nine Elms is benefitting from regeneration: physical, social and economic. You only have to walk a short way to see that things are booming. The only piece that has been missing, until now, has been a robust transport link. There’s no holding us back now – Battersea is definitely the place to be.