A new consultation has opened today into the most detailed plans yet for the Bakerloo Line extension – including names for the two planned Old Kent Road stations.
Among the proposals are an integrated station entrance at Elephant and Castle to combine the ticket halls for Northern and Bakerloo lines; the route of proposed tunnels; and the location of primary and secondary tunnelling work sites.
The agency also wants suggestions for the names of the two proposed Bakerloo stations for the Old Kent Road.
The first proposed station, at the junction with Dunton Road, could be called ‘Old Kent Road’ or ‘Burgess Park’, said TfL.
The second, at the junction with Asylum Road, could also be called ‘Old Kent Road’ or ‘Asylum’, TfL suggests.
TfL’s preferred option is for the bulk of the tunnelling work to be carried out at New Cross gate, with secondary work carried out at the site of the first Old Kent Road station.
A possible extension of the route beyond Lewisham to Hayes and Beckenham Junction, in Bromley, are also included in the proposals.
“The extension of the Bakerloo line in Southwark will help deliver our vision for the Old Kent Road, including hundreds of affordable new homes, jobs and facilities for local people,” said Cllr Johnson Situ, of Southwark Council.
“This is an opportunity for people to see the proposals in detail, have their say and maybe even come up with names for the new stations that will be created along the Old Kent Road.”
The extension, which would run from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate is expected to help support 5,000 new jobs and 25,000 new homes.
“This consultation will help us further shape our plans for the Bakerloo line extension which will play a vital part in supporting London’s population growth by providing capacity for at least 60,000 extra journeys in both the morning and evening peak periods,” said Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning.
The ten-week consultation can be found here. It closes on Sunday, December 22, 2019.