Friday 8 January 2016 9.17pm
Excellent London Reconnections article on the Bakerloo Extension proposals here
Contains reasons why Old Kent Road
was selected - pretty much as everyone on this thread had argued. Conclusion is that this project is not so much about transport as about creating attractive sites for housing developers, who'll then fund the extension.
Bricklayers Arms as a station location is ruled-out in TfL,s consultation report due to its proximity to E&C. I still think we'll see a vent / access shaft at Bricklayers: coupled with potential flyover demolition a large development site could be realised on TfL land. Watch this space.
SE1 will however get a new tube station on the Tesco site in OKR.
Article also contains info on proposals for a new surface rail station at Camberwell, obviously a consolation present for Southwark Labour.