TfL said more than 3,000 trips had been made by 9am on Monday. A spokesman said that traffic grew at both stations through the working day, with peaks of 1,350 entries and exits at Battersea Power Station between 6pm-7pm and 780 entries and exits at Nine Elms in the same hour.
The opening was marked by Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, and a inflatable Tube roundel was flown from one of the power station’s chimneys, in an echo of the inflatable pig once flown for a Pink Floyd album cover.
Both stations were built under a £1.1bn scheme designed to regenerate the wider Nine Elms area, which has the redeveloped power station at its heart. Its rebirth gets fully underway next summer when it reopens as a shopping, entertainment, restaurant and office venue, with Apple its flagship tenant.