Bakerloo Line extension
Transport for London have proposed to extend the Bakerloo line to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. The extension would connect Lewisham to the London Underground network for the first time in its history and improve the lives of thousands of people who live and work in the borough.
The arrival of new Bakerloo line stations at New Cross Gate and Lewisham would mean faster journey times to central London, a wider choice of destinations and an underground train every two to three minutes. The extension would also provide additional capacity on Lewisham’s public transport network and reduce overcrowding on buses and trains, as well as reducing congestion, CO2 emissions and improving air quality in the borough.
Bringing the Bakerloo line to Lewisham would bring a number of economic benefits and opportunities for people in the borough, supporting the delivery of 6,000 more jobs and 27,500 new homes in key opportunity areas, including more affordable homes for local people.
Lewisham Council and Southwark Council have been campaigning for the Bakerloo line extension for a number of years - find out more about our Back the Bakerloo campaign.