TfL needs to be open with Londoners about the Battersea tube extension delay

After Transport for London announced that the Northern Line extension to Battersea will not be open until 2021, but claimed that this would not result in a loss of revenue for TfL, Caroline Pidgeon told City AM:

"I fail to understand how the delayed opening of the Northern Line will not impact on revenue generated by TfL. There are already extensive retail and leisure facilities at Battersea Power Station, along with homes for sale. It is clear that as soon as the line is open there will be an extensive customer base.

"As of today Battersea Power Station even declares on its website that the Tube will serve them from 2020, recognising the crucial importance of the Northern Line extension opening as soon as possible.

"The public are already fed up with the cover up that occurred over Crossrail. TfL should be totally open with Londoners as to the real reasons for the delay to the opening of the Northern Line extension by at least nine months."

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