TfL Commissioner: Bakerloo extension could be running by 2030

BC's prediction is that the Bakerloo line extension south to Lewisham will come a decade sooner than originally predicted and will be operational by 2030.

Our reasoning has been that it is cheap and easy to deliver (by the standards of London transport schemes), has obvious regeneration benefits and will cause minimal disruption. For these reasons, we think it will get bumped up the priority list by TfL. SE1 now reports:

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.

Hendy told a TfL 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."

With thanks to Monkeyboy for the spot.

7 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

i shall be furious if i have to eat my words and it actually happens this early.....but not THAT furuious.

PVP said...

As pointed out before, lots of (relatively) central London land along OKR which could be developed for a tidy profit, but only when Bakerloo extension build. The developers will push this one up the agenda as they the ones who will be footing the bill.

Emma said...

I really hope we start to see some firm plans of routes being announced in the next year or two then I'll start to get really excited.

tony said...

pace yourself sweetheart . . .

anon said...

8 years planning and 7 years of construction? 15 years too late in competitive terms.

If it was China it would be open in 3 years.

d said...

But it's the United Kingdom.

Guest said...

15 years? Try 100 years.


Originally proposed in 1931, then 1947, then 2006 with a target opening date of 2025 and now 2030 - and that's only if (a very BIG if) they get the funding they required from Westminster's power brokers.

Just under 100 years after the original extension was approved. Good job TfL!

For comparison, the Jubilee Line extension (which was far more ambitious) took about ten years from approval to opening. I doubt we will be getting any fancy Canary Wharf size stations down our way!

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