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Bakerloo line extension plans revealed

tunnel work

Transport for London has set out proposals to extend the Bakerloo line.

The plans involve extending the line south of the Elephant & Castle terminus, to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate.

Four new stations will also be built. These include two on Old Kent Road and interchanges with London Overground and National Rail at New Cross Gate and the Docklands Light Railway/National Rail station at Lewisham.

Bakerloo line extension

Bakerloo line extension

Source: Transport for London

Transport for London said the extension will provide capacity for 65,000 journeys a day and the extension could serve more than 25,000 new homes, as well as relieving road congestion and pollution.

The proposals also include the location of ventilation shafts and the capacity upgrade works that would be necessary at Elephant & Castle. The work would be done by 2028/9.

“London continues to grow and we need to ensure transport has the capacity to accommodate this growth. The Bakerloo line extension plays an important part in these plans, improving connectivity for an area under-served by public transport where there is potential to support 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs,” said TfL’s acting managing director of planning Alex Williams.

TfL aims to submit a planning application by 2020.

 

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