Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans for the extension of the Bakerloo line through south-east London in proposals which include a number of new stations and revamp projects
According to the AJ’s sister title Construction News, two stations will be constructed on Old Kent Road, along with an interchange at New Cross Gate and another at Lewisham as part of the plans to extend the line into Lewisham.
The proposals also include a major upgrade of Elephant and Castle station to create more capacity.
As part of the proposals, TfL would work closely with Southwark and Lewisham borough councils to ensure at least 25,000 homes and 5,000 jobs could be supported by the line extension.
TfL’s business plan last year revealed the organisation intended to bring forward the completion date for the project from 2030 to 2028.
Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed that he was committed to extending the line past Lewisham and said work was continuing to build a case for a second phase to Hayes and Beckenham or Bromley.
Khan said: ‘I’m delighted that we’re pushing ahead with the Bakerloo line extension two years earlier than originally planned.
‘It will provide substantial benefits for thousands of Londoners, providing a new direct route for commuters into the heart of central London and joining up key transport links across south London.
‘The extension also has huge potential for new jobs and 25,000 new homes in the area, helping fulfil our ambition to tackle London’s housing crisis and provide a substantial boost to the local economy.’
Consultation on the proposals runs until 21 April 2017.