The first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea.

Two new junctions which will connect the extension to the existing Northern Line have now been completed, and the first train to travel over them was photographed on New Year’s Day.

The target for the extension to be completed is 2020 and it will be the first major Tube line extension since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s.

When it opens, trains will join the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line via a new junction on the Kennington Loop, making the City and West End just 15 minutes from Battersea.

Stunning designs for the new station at Battersea Power Station were approved by Wandsworth Council last month and there will also be a new station at Nine Elms in Pascal Street.

The Tube extension is driving massive investment in the area - as well as new homes, the US Embassy has just opened and Apple and publisher Penguin have announced moves.