Londoners left baffled at the slightly silly name of the London Underground’s newest station

Londoners left baffled at the slightly silly name of the London Underground’s newest station

Londoners are quite excited about the two new Northern line stations coming to the London Underground map, hopefully next year.

So it’s only natural that they want to know absolutely everything about these stations as they wait patiently for them to open.

An extension is being added to the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea.

As a result two new stations are being built, one at Nine Elms and one near Battersea Power Station.

The main tunnelling construction for the line extension was finsihed in November 2017, and, after a few years of waiting, the extension is expected to open to the public late next year.

But now people have taken to Reddit to discuss one point they’re a bit confused about.

What exactly will be the official name of the Tube stop by Battersea Power Station.

One person wrote: “So, Battersea Power Station tube, when it finally opens, will we be calling it Battersea Power Station station?”

Technically it is the Battersea Power Station Tube stop, so people are wondering if there will be a double ‘station’ in the name.

There was some debate back and forth, with one person joking it will be “Battersea Power Station²”.

In reality, people will probably just called it ‘Battersea Power Station’, or perhaps even shorten it to Battersea if they can’t be bothered to say it all.

There’s no other Tube stop in Battersea so you wouldn’t confuse anyone by calling it that.

There’s two train stations – Battersea Park and Queenstown Road – but again, neither are just called ‘Battersea’.

In the end, one person concluded: “It’ll just be called Battersea Power Station the same way as most, if not all, the current tube stations don’t have ‘station’ in their name.”

It’s a fair point, when we say we’ll get the Tube to Bank, it’s unlikely anyone says ‘Bank station’ as everyone knows what you mean if you just say ‘Bank’.

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