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.