Transport for London has shared further details about the Bakerloo line extension following the public consultation. It has made a number of decisions that will be subject to review in 2019.
Elephant & Castle station
Plans are being developed that would see the Bakerloo line station and ticket hall move and integrate with the planned new Northern line ticket hall. This would provide customers with an easier interchange with both Northern line and Thameslink services and help reduce crowding at the busiest times.
Journeys between Lambeth North station and the proposed ‘station 1’ on the Old Kent Road could also be quicker based on these current plans due to a shorter tunnel alignment via the new Elephant & Castle Bakerloo line station.
Bricklayers Arms Roundabout
Changes to the plans have meant that there should no longer be a need for a ventilation shaft between Elephant & Castle and the Old Kent Road stations due to the shorter tunnel alignment.
While a new station at the Bricklayers Arms was considered following comments from the consultation, it will not be progressed. A number of factors led to this decision including its close proximity to the existing Elephant & Castle and Borough Tube stations and the location TfL is focusing on for the new proposed ‘station 1’ on the Old Kent Road. The proposal for an additional station would also considerably increase the overall cost of the extension as well as make journey times longer.
The proposed two stations on the Old Kent Road were carefully selected to maximize growth in jobs and homes to support plans for redevelopment in the area.
TfL will work with the London Borough of Southwark to develop public realm improvements in this area.
Old Kent Road stations
Plans for Old Kent Road ‘station 1’ are being developed, focusing on the site near to the junction with Dunton Road and Humphrey Street. Plans for Old Kent Road ‘station 2’ are being developed for the site of the former Toys R Us store near the junction with Asylum Road. Both these locations had the most support in the public consultation and are considered as the best locations to fit in with the proposed route.
New Cross Gate station
The site of the proposed station at New Cross Gate continues to be evaluated. This includes looking at ways the station construction can be delivered effectively while minimising any local impact, such as access to the supermarket. The new station will be carefully planned to manage customer flows to provide an easy and efficient interchange with London Overground and National Rail services.
Designs for the potential new station layout are being developed to ensure it will provide an effective, simple and quick interchange for customers between the Bakerloo line, DLR and National Rail services.