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Going Further South - Bakerloo Backing

The extension of the Bakerloo line moved closer week ending Feb 10 with the opening of a new Transport for London consultation that sets out detailed proposals for station locations along the proposed route beyond Elephant & Castle.

The Bakerloo line extension, to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate, is seen as 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.

 

Propose benefits include:

  • Extra capacity on London Underground 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. This includes two stations along Old Kent Road, one at New Cross Gate providing an interchange with London Overground and National Rail service, and one at Lewisham, providing an interchange with the DLR and National Rail services.

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

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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