The London Underground’s newest additions have been up and running for nearly a day but there already seem to be some problems.
After six years of construction, Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station opened as part of the Northern Line extension this morning in a project that cost £1.1 billion.
But a quirk of the new stations has provoked anger.
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All tube stations in London are designated under different zones which relate to how far from the city centre they are.
And to some train fans, the symmetry of the zones is very important, which is why the new arrangement has drawn some ire.
The new London Underground map shows the two new stations in a Zone 1 enclave, surrounded by Zone 2.
Taking to social media, one man complained about the new zone map which he said looked ‘revolting’.
He said: “I’m a Northern Line faithful and happy to have brand new stations but MY GOD this is revolting.
“The most elegant map in the world bent out of shape.”
His complaint quickly gained traction as more and more rail aficionados came out of the woodwork to launch their petty grievances with the tube network into the ether.
One screamed: “Oh god is the Northern Line going to be made into the next District and Circle?”
Another took the opportunity to snipe at the new developments in the area, writing: “Maybe if I had the right money and contacts I would get East Ham put in a Zone 1 exclave.”
Finally, one user bemoaned the lack of rationale behind many of the Tube zones on the map, saying: “The outer areas of greater London have been bent out of shape this way for years as well.
“Stations like East Croydon and Bromley South are some of the busiest in the city, with no tube, and are forcibly put into Zone 5.”
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