London’s deputy mayor for transport has welcomed news that two thirds of people taking part in a consultation on plans to extend the Bakerloo line have backed the project.
The plans to extend the line beyond Elephant & Castle have been drawn up by Transport for London which says the scheme could support “at least 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs” by boosting transport capacity.
More than 4,800 people took part in the consultation, providing feedback on the location of stations and ventilation shafts, which will now be evaluated and considered by TfL and City Hall ahead of a further consultation next year.
Deputy mayor Val Shawcross said: “I’m delighted that so many people have given their views on this vital project.
“The Bakerloo Line extension will improve life for thousands of Londoners, providing a new direct route into the heart of central London, and creating thousands of new homes and jobs.
“This is an important next step in delivering the project, and every response to the consultation will now be carefully considered.
“We want to ensure that important issues like plans for the proposed new stations are the very best they can be, providing maximum benefits for local people.”