Transport for London is asking members of the public for their views on its latest plans to extend the Bakerloo line to Lewisham.
If it goes ahead, TfL says the extension would support the capital’s growing population by helping to deliver more than 5,000 new jobs and at least 25,000 new homes.
Previous consultations in 2014 and 2017 focussed on route options and potential station locations and the agency is now seeking views on its “most detailed proposals yet,” including a new integrated station entrance at Elephant & Castle serving both the Bakerloo and Northern lines plus the route of proposed tunnels from Lambeth North to Elephant & Castle and from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham.
Comments are also being invited on a possible further extension to Hayes and Beckenham Junction in Bromley as well as names for the two proposed new stations on the Old Kent Road.
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: “The extension of the Bakerloo line could make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of south Londoners by creating a new direct route into central London and by giving a substantial boost to the local economy.
“I encourage everyone who lives and works in the area to take part in the latest consultation and to have their say on some vital aspects of the scheme, including the names of the two new stations.”
Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning, added: “This consultation will help us further shape our plans for the Bakerloo line extension which will play a vital part in supporting London’s population growth by providing capacity for at least 60,000 extra journeys in both the morning and evening peak periods.
“We have taken on board the views of thousands of people in the previous two consultations.
“This latest consultation is a further opportunity for people to have their say on a scheme which would unlock growth and radically improve customer journeys in south east London.”
To give your views on TfL’s proposals, visit tfl.gov.uk/bakerloo-extension. The consultation will close on Sunday 22 December 2019.