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TfL has begun installing roundels in the new tube stations on the Northern line extension — the first new Northern line roundels for more than 100 years.
Battersea Power Station (which we still want to call Battersea Power Station Station) was the proud recipient of the first new roundels. In total, more than 100 of the iconic signs will be manufactured for that station and its new neighbour, Nine Elms Station.
AJ Wells & Sons Ltd on the Isle of Wight, which has produced TfL's sign for many years, is making them. The new signs have the same Johnston typeface that the network is known for. The last new roundels on the Northern line were created for the line's extension to Morden in 1926.
Heidi Alexander, London's Deputy Mayor for Transport, said:
It's really exciting to see roundels now in place at Battersea Power Station — it makes the opening of the extension next year feel so much closer.
Before you go off in search of this new piece of eye candy, you should know that it's not on public display yet — it has been installed on the Underground platforms, which won't be publicly accessible until the station opens, hopefully in autumn 2021.
Stuart Harvey, TfL's Director of Major Projects, said
As well as new roundels, our two Northern Line Extension stations now have track, platforms and escalators as their transformation from concrete shells to state-of-the-art stations continues apace.
Construction work on the extension is currently at the stage of the installing escalators and power supply to the new station, and extending the signalling into the extension.