It’s official – the Bakerloo line is getting an upgrade and you can help to decide where it will go.
Word is that plans for the Bakerloo line to be extended began in 1939. Yeah that’s right, Boris isn’t the first to realise that it’s due a much needed growth spurt, but he’s decided that now is the time to set the wheels in motion. Literally.
So here’s the deal. Plans show that the extension will run from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham, and we get to decide whether it runs via Peckham or Old Kent Road. We can also give our opinion on whether the line should be extended as far as Bromley town centre.
With London being the most popular city in the world it’s not hard to believe that by 2030 the city’s population will have increased to a staggering ten million people. It is hoped that this extension will facilitate the growth in south London by improving transport options and reducing overcrowding on National Rail services into London Bridge. Apparently the main benefit of the work is to eliminate the bottle neck of passengers that’s created at Elephant & Castle.
Get your opinions in before December 7, but don’t expect too much too soon – it’s predicted the changes won’t be made until 2030 at the earliest.
Find out more at consultations.tfl.gov.uk.
By Laura Sagar