Bakerloo Line Extension

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Saturday 11 July 2015 5.43pm
Latest from deputy mayor Isabel Dedring here:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8381

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Monday 13 July 2015 11.14pm
Thank-you James for updating the news page with this story.

Why do the powers that be have to go through this ridiculous dance pretending everyone is seriously looking at both these options? - I think we all know that it is going to the Old Kent Road.

If you get the chance to question any of the actors involved in the decision making or assessment process - my question would be to provide more detail on where the new stations will be between Elephant and Lewisham.

Thanks again
jpm
Wednesday 15 July 2015 10.23am
Yes Floodplain, you're entirely right. What really matters is where the Old Kent Road stations will go (and I'd argue we should also have one at Bricklayers Arms to serve the areas north and east of there that have poor transport links)

A technocrat (or indeed someone with practical experience of reality) will admit there will only be one route through Southwark. Given the cost of tunnelling, the value of two close routes is hard to justify. The only other place we see this is the two bits of the Northern line between Euston and Camden Town - but they're effectively two lines branded under a single name.

However the electorate expect their politicians to fight their corner for them, even if they know they're going to lose (and we accuse them of 'playing politics' even though it's what we've asked for). Look at Terry Cotta's comment on page 8 about the 'Labour ... sell-out'

The danger is that when we ask our politicians to fight silly battles (like arguing for Peckham and Camberwell) then they can end up not fighting the sensible battles - like where the stations will be on the Old Kent Road.


People eh? who'd have em?
Wednesday 15 July 2015 1.31pm
This is timely:
http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/over-one-mile.html

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Wednesday 22 July 2015 2.45pm
Croydon wants a slice of the action:
http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/13489065.Croydon_Council_preparing_ambitious_bid_for_Bakerloo_Tube_line_extension/

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Monday 7 September 2015 11.18am
Well, TfL's conclusions are out: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bakerloo-extension/user_uploads/bakerloo-line-extension-consultation-report-final.pdf. From a skim it says that everyone thinks extending the Bakerloo line is a good idea. And the politically desirable, but less economically beneficial, option of Camberwell is better-supported than Old Kent Road. Well-organised lot down in SE5!
Monday 7 September 2015 11.20am
TfL response now published.
https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bakerloo-extension/user_uploads/bakerloo-line-extension-responses-to-issues-raised.pdf

I read it as a pretty clear push towards the OKR option.

Interesting that they mention cycling as an option for OKR area. They may be building a quiet cycle route but there's only one Santander Cycle docking station East of Tower Bridge Road!
Thursday 10 December 2015 10.57am
No great surprise: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8569

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Thursday 10 December 2015 5.00pm
Thanks James. Good news - well, good for SE1 and SE16. Difficult to get very excited about a project with a 15 year horizon though. Who knows, maybe TfL will have fixed the E&C junction by then...
Monday 14 December 2015 12.31pm
After 100 years of Bakerloo extensions being planned and not completed. Why should this one be any different?

Boris will be gone soon, notice all the conditionals and Ifs in all the reports. To be honest there is probably bigger bang for buck elsewhere anyway.
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