Two new London Underground stations are just a week from opening but everyone’s distracted by their cute first visitors


Transport for London took to social media to announce that two new London Underground stations are just a week from opening, but everyone is distracted by their super cute first visitors.

Some lucky pooches from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home explored the new Tube station at Battersea Power Station before it opens to the public on Monday September 20.

The Northern Line extension will see new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

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TfL tweeted: “One week to go! Some of Battersea’s four-legged local residents were invited to explore their new Tube station which will open on Monday 20 September as part of the Northern Line Extension.”

Some good boys and girls checking out their new local station

The post stirred up a lot of excitement, but it was mostly centred around the adorable dogs.

One person replied: “Omg cute boys and girls.”

Another said: “This is so sweet.”

A third wrote: “Even the good boys get to go.”

Even mayor of London Sadiq Khan got involved with a joke: “Reminder: this service doesn’t stop at Barking.”

Others hopped on the dog joke trend: “Will they be visiting the other dog-related stations at Barking, Dogenham, Houndslow and Canary Woof?”

Another person commented: “Let’s be real, it should have been called Battersea Power Dogs station.”

Transport for London has announced that the Northern Line extension will open on Monday September 20 with stations coming to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

As the first major Tube extension this century, Battersea and Nine Elms residents can finally reach the West End and the City within 15 minutes.

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The extension will run from Kennington to Battersea.

Customers travelling to Central London from new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station will only pay a Zone 1 fare.

The two new stations will also both have step free access.

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