Transport for London (TfL) has refined its tunnelling plans for the Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham following the initial public consultation in spring 2017.
Under the plans published yesterday, TfL is planning a redevelopment of Elephant and Castle station, plus two new underground stations at Lambeth North and Old Kent Road and three other new stations on the above ground section.
Plans for a ventilation shaft between Elephant and Castle and Old Kent Road have been removed through use of a shorter tunnel alignment which removes the proposed station at the Bricklayers Arms Roundabout.
Deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander said: “I’m delighted that plans for the Bakerloo line extension are continuing to progress. New Tube stations providing a direct route for commuters into the heart of central London and the joining up of key transport links across south London will reduce journey times and ease congestion, making a huge difference to the lives of thousands of south Londoners.
“The extension will also provide a substantial boost to the local economy, helping support up to 5,000 new jobs and 25,000 new homes.”
A more detailed public consultation is planned for next year but TfL has brought forward completion date for the extension to 2029.