Saturday 26 January 2013 8.46pm
I support the idea of extending the Bakerloo Line - but Camberwell is the wrong direction.
Why do I say this? Simple - there's already a Thameslink Line heading South from Elephant to Camberwell. Far quicker / easier / cheaper to re-open Camberwell Station. Thameslink is also being upgraded.
A better option, would be to head South East to Bricklayers Arms along Old Kent Road
- this could surface near Milwall's New Den and link up with the Overground at New Cross and with the DLR at Lewisham.
A line to Camberwell would be expensIve tunnel all the way.
The Bakerloo is unique - it is the only deep tube line which terminates in Zone 1with spare capacity. We know that the Bakerloo is due for an upgrade, as is Elephant & Castle Station due to be upgraded to escalators.
Camberwell is the wrong destination - Old Kent Road
is ripe for development and massive improvement.