London SE1 community website

Bakerloo line extension ‘by 2030’ - Sir Peter Hendy

London SE1 website team

Transport for London commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has said that a southern extension of the Bakerloo line could be completed within the next 15 years - a decade earlier than City Hall predicated last summer.

"We ran a consultation between September and December 2014 on the principle of extending the Bakerloo line to the south and will publish a full report at the end of March," Sir Peter Hendy wrote in his report for this week's Transport for London board meeting.

"Work is under way to update key elements of the costs, refresh the business case, and investigate a number of alternative route options suggested via the consultation.

"Subject to feasibility, funding and powers, an extension could be delivered by 2030."

As political support for a Bakerloo line extension has grown, the timescale for delivering the project has shrunk.

TfL's consultation documents last autumn said that "completion is estimated by the early to mid 2030s" whilst last summer's London Infrastructure Plan gave an indicative date of 2040.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
February at a glance
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.