Southwark supports Bakerloo Line extension

Thu 7 May 2015, 4:31 pm

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed that 96% of Southwark residents approve of plans to extend the Bakerloo Line on the London Underground through Southwark.

TfL carried out a consultation with 15,000 Southwark residents in the first quarter of 2015, who registered overwhelming support for proposals to extend the tube line through either Camberwell and Peckham or down Old Kent Road. 

When asked if they would support the Camberwell and Peckham route, 64% said yes, whereas 49% favour the Old Kent Road option.

Southwark Council is lobbying hard for the project to be approved, and the plans were boosted recently after the current chancellor, George Osborne, asked TfL to supply details of the cost of the project.

Southwark council leader, Peter John, said: "We have been working with the mayor of London for two years now to turn our aspiration into a reality and to extend the line south. The community have been fantastic in getting behind the plans. 

"We will keep working hard with government, the mayor and the community until these long overdue trains finally start rolling into their new platforms in Southwark and beyond."