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New London Underground map launched as two more stations added to Tube network

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Transport for London (TfL) has revealed a new London Underground map showing the first major expansion of the network this century.

The map now includes the two new stations making up the Northern line extension in south London.

Trains will start running to Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms from Monday morning at around 5:30am.

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It is the first major expansion of the London Underground since the Jubilee line was opened in the late 1990s.

TfL estimate that the extension of the Northern line from Kennington cost around £1.1 billion in total.

The Greater London Authority borrowed £1 billion for the expansion, which will be funded through business rates from the local area and around £270 million of contributions paid by developers.

The scheme takes the total number of Tube stations to 272.

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Billions of pounds of investment have been placed in the the development of the south London area in recent years. Battersea Power Station is being renovated for residential and business use, and a new US Embassy has been built in Nine Elms.

Carl Painter, London Underground area manager responsible for the new stations, said: “There is a palpable air of excitement behind the doors in both of our state-of-the-art new stations as around 100 staff get ready to welcome customers from Monday.

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“London Underground stations have a long history of helping to define a neighbourhood’s identity, in gluing communities together, and providing a highly visible landmark that helps visitors to navigate.

“We look forward to welcoming customers to the newest additions to the Tube network next week.”

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