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Bakerloo Line Extension consultation

The consultation sets out detailed proposals for station and ventilation shaft locations along the proposed route beyond Elephant & Castle, to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate.

The Bakerloo line extension is vital to meeting the needs of the Capital’s growing population, which is expected to increase from 8.7 million today to reach over 10 million by 2030.  It would support growth in south east London through new housing, improved connectivity, increased transport network capacity and reduced journey times to key destinations including the West End and Lewisham town centre.

Together with the Mayor, we remain committed to delivering a second phase of the extension beyond Lewisham, and work is continuing to build a case for a second phase.

Working in collaboration with London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark, at least 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs could be supported as a result of the Bakerloo line extension.  Other benefits the extension will bring include:

  • Extra capacity on London Overground for 65,000 journeys in the morning and evening peak, helping relieve congestion on local bus services and National Rail services
  • Relief of congestion on roads, reducing CO2 emissions and air pollution
  • An Underground train every two to three minutes between Lewisham and central London, with reduced journey times

Four new stations are being proposed along the route to boost connectivity and support regeneration.  This includes two stations along Old Kent Road, one at New Cross Gate providing an interchange with London Overground and National Rail services, and one at Lewisham, providing an interchange with the DLR and National Rail services.

The proposals also set out the need to undertake further capacity upgrade works to the Bakerloo line station at Elephant & Castle.

As announced in the TfL Business Plan, the updated plans bring the completion date of the extension forward by two years to 2028/29, to align with the timetable for the upgrade of the Bakerloo line. 

We are planning to progress work towards an application for planning powers by 2020, with further public consultation expected in the future as more details about the proposals are developed.

The public consultation will run until 21st April and further information about the consultation and the questionnaire can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/bakerloo-extension