14.10.2019

TfL launches Bakerloo consultation

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Transport for London (TfL) has begun consultation on the proposed Bakerloo line extension from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham and potentially to Hayes.

Southwark Council wants three new stations on Old Kent Road as part of the proposed Bakerloo line extension

Southwark and Lewisham councils have been campaigning for the Bakerloo line to be extended from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham for more than a year.

Our campaign to Back the Bakerloo has already won the support of more than 20,000 Londoners.

Today, TfL officially launched a ten-week public consultation on the project and we want everybody who supports the extension to take part. This is your opportunity to have your say on the proposals – including what we should call each of the new tube stations.

You can take part online or at one of the sessions that TfL is holding along the proposed route, including at 231 Old Kent Road and Elephant and Castle shopping centre (see dates below).

Extending the Bakerloo line will enable an additional 12,000 new homes to be built as part of the Old Kent Road regeneration – bringing the total to 20,000 – and it will enable all the new homes to be delivered much more quickly. It will also boost the local economy and jobs; improve connectivity; reduce journey times; reduce congestion and improve air quality.

TfL is proposing two new stations for Old Kent Road but Southwark Council is still pressing for a third at Bricklayers Arms.

Over the past six months, we’ve been out at public events, on the high streets, in shopping centres and at community meetings throughout Southwark and Lewisham to spread the word. We’ve also met with senior figures in government, transport and industry to press the case for the Bakerloo line extension and to underline all the benefits it will bring to London.

To coincide with the start of TfL’s consulation we’ve written an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 14 Council Leaders, Mayors and MPs as well as business leaders, asking for his commitment to work with TfL to make this vital project happen. 

In our letter, we reiterated the importance of the Bakerloo line extension – not just to Southwark and Lewisham residents – but to London as a whole. This transformational project will help deliver thousands of new affordable homes for all Londoners and will put southeast London firmly on the tube map.

From Harrow to Hayes, the extended cross-London route would pass through ten major regeneration areas including Old Oak Common, Elephant and Castle and Old Kent Road. It will help to deliver more than 100,000 new homes and 100,000 new jobs around Bakerloo line stations (both new and old – from one end to the other) and will make a significant contribution to tackling the housing crisis.

The Bakerloo extension (especially combined with TfL’s proposed upgrade to the entire line) would also support new growth and economic opportunities throughout the capital by increasing public transport capacity and easing congestion elsewhere on the network, including London Bridge and Canada Water.

Have your say in the TfL consultation online

Pledge your support for our Back the Bakerloo campaign

 

Public Consultation Dates:

Saturday 19 October: 10pm to 4pm
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Central Square, Molesworth Street
London SE13 7EP

Saturday 26 October: 10pm to 4pm
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Lower Floor
New Kent Road
London SE1 6TE

Thursday 31 October: 2pm to 8pm
Lewisham Shopping Centre
Central Square, Molesworth Street
London SE13 7EP

Saturday 2 November: 10pm to 4pm
Goldsmiths, University of London
The Refectory (Ground floor of the Richard Hoggart building)
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Saturday 9 November: 10pm to 4pm
231 Old Kent Road
London, SE1 5LU

Monday 11 November: 5pm to 9pm
Pilgrims’ Way Primary School
Tustin Estate, Manor Grove
London SE15 1EF

Wednesday 13 November: 2pm to 8pm
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Lower Floor
New Kent Road
London SE1 6TE

Monday 18 November: 3pm to 8pm
Goldsmiths, University of London
The Refectory (Ground floor of the Richard Hoggart building)
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Monday 25 November: 5pm to 9pm
Pilgrims’ Way Primary School
Tustin Estate, Manor Grove
London SE15 1EF

Thursday 28 November: 2pm to 8pm
231 Old Kent Road
London SE1 5LU

Wednesday 4 December: 10pm to 4pm
New Cross Learning
283-285 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AS

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