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London underground opens first extension of 21st century

London, Sep 20 (EFE).- The London Underground, the world’s oldest subterranean railway network, opened two new stations on Monday in what was its first extension of the 21st century.

The stations on the Northern line extend the network in the south of the city, serving the rapidly-developing district of Battersea, once an industrial center that has swiftly become a sought-after residential spot.

“This is the first major addition to the Tube network this century, sitting at the heart of one of London’s biggest ever regeneration projects, London’s mayor,” Sadiq Khan said.

The new stations are called Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms and will serve over 20,000 homes in the area.

The construction project, which began in 2015, has been valued at more than 800 million pounds (900 million euros).EFE


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