TfL has taken another step towards starting work on the long planned Bakerloo line extension, with the opening of a new consultation.

Under the plans, the line will open slightly earlier than expected, but will terminate at Lewisham rather than extending further south to Hayers or Bromley.

Four new stations are being proposed along the route, including two stations along Old Kent Road (by the Tesco and the other near the Currys PC World, or Toys R Us), one at New Cross Gate (under the Sainsbury’s car park) and one at Lewisham – at a bus depot next to the existing station.

TfL predicts that at least 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs could be supported as a result of the Bakerloo line extension.

It could also release 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.

The consultation sets out proposals for station locations along the proposed route beyond Elephant & Castle. Details for proposed locations of three ventilation shafts needed to support this extension also form part of this consultation.

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

The station improvements could be undertaken in addition to the existing plans to upgrade the Northern line ticket hall. The improvements would provide a new larger ticket hall and wider platforms for the Bakerloo line, along with better connections to the Northern line.

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.

However, the earlier plans to extend the line beyond Lewisham via the mainline tracks are still being worked on as a “phase 2” to the extension.

TfL is 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 is to be found here.

There will be exhibitions in each area along the extension.

Elephant & Castle:
The Trunk, The Artworks Elephant, Elephant Road, Elephant & Castle, London SE17 1AY

Saturday 11 February from 10:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 29 March from 11:00 to 20:00

Old Kent Road 1:
East Street Library, 168-170 Old Kent Road London SE1 5TY

Saturday 25 February from 10:00 to 16:00
Tuesday 21 March from 14:30 to 18:30

Old Kent Road 2:
Christ Church Peckham, Rear Church Hall, 676-680 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1JF

Thursday 9 March from 11:00 to 20:00
Saturday 1 April from 10:00 to 16:00

New Cross Gate:
The Refectory, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, ground floor of the Richard Hoggart Building

Friday 3 March from 11:00 to 20:00

New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

Saturday 18 March from 10:00 to 16:00

Lewisham Shopping Centre, Information point, Molesworth Street, Lewisham, London SE13 7HB

Thursday 23 February from 11:00 to 19:00
Saturday 8 April from 10:00 to 16:00


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