A new report from TfL has indicated that upgrades to the Northern Line will be prioritised over Crossrail 2 and an extension to the Bakerloo Line.

The report was released following board meeting held on September 30, titled ‘Investment to get London and the UK moving again’.

The report referred to the possibility for the expansion of services on the Northern Line by purchasing a new fleet of trains for the Jubilee Line – adding some of the old stock to run as Northern Line services.

The report outlined potential benefits: “At least 25 per cent capacity increase on both the Northern line and the new ‘Northern line 2’ – created from the Charing Cross branch, via Kennington and Battersea with the completed Northern Line Extension.

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The new station under construction at Nine Elms

“This would enable at least 20,000 additional people to be transported per hour.”

An extension to the Northern Line from Kennington, which will see the tube route move west towards Clapham Junction, has also been in the works since 2017 and are expected to open in Autumn 2021.

The move will see new stops open at Nine Elms, near Wandsworth Road and Pascal Street, and at Battersea Power Station.

While the extension stops short of Clapham Junction – it has been said that the route could potentially be extended further in the future.