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TfL ‘examining options’ for Bricklayers Arms tube station

Transport for London is examining the potential for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension, Southwark councillors have been told.

Cllr Damian O'Brien
Cllr Damian O'Brien questioned the council leader at last month's council assembly

"The council supports three Southwark stations on the Bakerloo Line extension including one at the Bricklayers Arms," said Cllr Peter John, Labour leader of Southwark Council, in a written response to Cllr Damian O'Brien (Lib Dem, Grange ward).

"Following pressure from the council, TfL have commissioned a further cost benefit analysis to test a third station option at Bricklayers Arms and to retest the two station options in Old Kent Road and in particular the scope for over-station development.

"We expect this study to provide a preferred two station option and a preferred three station option for the Old Kent Road.

"TfL will announce a final decision on their preferred option in the new year."

Speaking at November's council assembly meeting, Cllr John said he "could not verify" claims by Neil Coyle MP that a tube station at Bricklayers Arms was not viable because it would require require a "colossal" land grab.

The MP told the Southwark News that "at least 1,000 homes" would have to be demolished if the Bakerloo line extension had a stop at Bricklayers Arms.

Last month a rally in support of a tube station at Bricklayers Arms attracted cross-party support.

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