Have your say on the Bakerloo Line extension

Plans to extend the Bakerloo Line to Lewisham have gone public and are open to public scrutiny for 10 weeks starting 14 October. Transport for London (TfL) welcome comment from people about the route and the required works to implement the route. The plan is to extent the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via stations on the Old Kent Road and in New Cross Gate. A possible future extension to Hayes and Beckenham Junction, Bromley are also part of the plans.
Details on the location of potential new tunnel routes and stations have been put forward to public consultation.
According to Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning, the plans will create 5000 new jobs and could cater for 60,000 extra journeys. “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“, he said.
Mayor of London, Damien Egan said “The Bakerloo Line extension would be transformational for Lewisham residents, providing better connectivity to the city and helping to deliver thousands of new social homes and jobs across the borough“. Please have your say, get involved in the consultation, let TfL know what you think, what the area needs and help shape the future of transport in London. Figures from the Office of National Statistics suggest that the capital’s population will increase by 10% between 2016 and 2026.