Posted on 14 October 2019
Transport for London (TfL) has opened a consultation on the Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham and potentially Hayes (Kent). The extension will help to deliver thousands of new affordable homes in Southwark and Lewisham boroughs and put south east London firmly on the tube map.
The project would represent both a long overdue step change in connectivity to south east London and, alongside a transformation of the existing Bakerloo line, a huge step towards tackling London’s housing crisis.
The cross-London route would support the delivery of over 100,000 new homes and 100,000 new jobs. It would also support new growth and development opportunities across London by unlocking capacity and improving journeys elsewhere on the network.
Now it is time for a commitment by government to get this critical project delivered to enable us to deliver the homes and jobs that London needs. This is why we are urging government to get behind this critical infrastructure project, heeding calls made across London to ‘Back the Bakerloo’.
Guy Slocombe, Chief Investment Officer at the Hyde Group said: “We provide homes for thousands of residents across south east London and are working hard to provide more. Increased levels of good quality, affordable housing together with increasing the service level of the Bakerloo Line will provide new opportunities for employment, mobility and social cohesion.”