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Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'

Photos: James Hatts / Video: Claire Meunier

Local residents joined Green, Labour and Lib Dem politicians at the Bricklayers Arms on Saturday for a rally to show the strength of public support for a new tube station at the road junction as part of the Bakerloo line extension.

Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Suhel Ahmed of Tower Bridge Road Alliance welcomed the crowd to the rally
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Mayor of Southwark Cllr Charlie Smith looked forward to the day that announcements on the tube said 'the next station is Bricklayers Arms'
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Caroline Pidgeon AM (Lib Dem)
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Peter Wright of Bricklayers Arms TRA
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Cllr Helen Dennis (Labour, Chaucer ward) recently proposed a motion at council assembly securing cross-party backing for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Cllr Damian O'Brien (Lib Dem, Grange ward)
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Sir Simon Hughes reminded the crowd that the Jubilee line extension might not have included stations at Southwark and Bermondsey but these are now well-used
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Eleanor Margolies of Southwark Green Party highlighted the toxic air quality already experienced by local residents
Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Local campaigner and former Labour councillor Piers Corbyn held a counter-demonstration, warning that a tube extension would exacerbate social cleansing in Southwark

Transport for London is due to publish its response to the last round of consultation on the Bakerloo line extension before the end of this year.

Under current plans, there would be no station between Elephant & Castle and Tesco Old Kent Road.

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