The Anonymous Widower

Battersea Power Station Station – 14th November 2016

I was on a train between London Victoria and Brixton stations, when I took these pictures.

They show the spoil conveyor and the site of the new Battersea Power Station station.

Rail Lines In The Battersea Area

This map from carto.metro.free.fr shows the various lines in the area.

Rail Lines In The Battersea Area

Rail Lines In The Battersea Area

Note.

  • The lines from Victoria splitting into two groups.
  • The Western group, managed by Southern, goes to Battersea Park and Clapham Junction stations
  • The second group, managed by Southestern, goes via Brixton to the South East.
  • The lines going across are manged by South West Trains and go between Waterloo and Clspham Junction.

Complicated would be a good description

The Connection To Battersea Park Station

According to Wikipedia, there will be an out-of-station interchange between Battersea Power Station and Battersea Park stations.

I hope that when they reburbish the Grade II Listed Battersea Park station, they do it properly to create an interchange between the 10 trains per hour (tph) through the National Rail station and the upwards of 15 tph through the Northern Line station.

It is interesting to note, that plans for the Northern Line Extension could take it to Clapham Junction station, which is the first station for all the 10 tph, that start from Victoria and call at Battersea Park station.

So has the design of the extended Northern Line, achieved the objective of having a simple connection to Clapham Junction?

A New Station For Battersea

In A New Station For Battersea, I wrote about a proposal to create another Battersea station on the Southeastern lines.

I like this idea.

  • It effectively gives Victoria station, a connection to a terminus of the Northern Line.
  • It could be considered to make Victoria station, London’s second cross-river station.
  • It could have more than just the odd parliamentary train to Dalston.

It would be even better, if Battersea Park station was rebuilt with escalators and lifts to make it step-free.

 

November 14, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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