An article on the global rail news website has a picture of the first train travelling on the the new Battersea rail extension.

Two new junctions which will connect the Northern line with an extension of the route out to Battersea Power Station have now been completed.

The very first train was photographed travelling over one of the new step plate junctions on New Year’s Day.

When the extension opens in 2020, trains from Battersea will join the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line via new junctions on the Kennington Loop.

Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke are delivering the Northern line extension between Kennington station and Battersea, which will include a second new station at Nine Elms.

A twin-bore tunnel, which runs beneath the Victoria line at Vauxhall, has been excavated and attention is now turning to installing the track and systems.

Reflecting on the work completed on the Tube network over Christmas, Mark Wild, TfL’s managing director of London Underground, said: “This work is part of our record investment in the Tube, which will see over 40 per cent of the network radically improved with more frequent trains, quicker journeys and better reliability and the first major extension to the Tube network since the 1990s.”

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