Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled the preferred route for the £3bn Barkerloo Line extension project.
A total of four new stations are being proposed along the extension that will stretch from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham. These include two stations along Old Kent Road, one at New Cross Gate providing an interchange with London Overground and National Rail services, and one at Lewisham.
According to TfL, the route provides the greatest regeneration opportunities, and the best case for maximising new homes and jobs. Overall, the project is expected to support at least 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs.
TfL’s acting managing director of planning Alex Williams said: “London continues to grow and we need to ensure transport has the capacity to accommodate this growth. The Bakerloo line extension plays an important part in these plans, improving connectivity for an area under-served by public transport where there is potential to support 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs.”
Further capacity upgrade works will be also carried out at the Bakerloo line station Elephant & Castle as part of the project.
The overall project is expected to be completed in 2028/29.
Mayor of London Sadiq 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.”
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