An extension of the line to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate has been chosen as the best option to achieve those goals.

The current plans were drawn up after feedback during a 2014 consultation and a comprehensive analysis of the potential route options. 

The route would receive a frequent Tube service, improving journey times for customers and providing better connections within southeast London, and into central London.

Proposed new stations

  • Elephant & Castle: a larger station is needed to accommodate the increase in services and improve journeys
  • Two stations along Old Kent Road: currently referred to as Old Kent Road 1 and Old Kent Road 2
  • New Cross Gate: a proposed new station would be integrated with the current station to allow passengers to change to/from London Overground and National Rail services
  • Lewisham: a station linked to the current station would provide interchange with DLR and National Rail services

If a decision is made to go forward with the scheme, and the funding needed is secured, construction could start in 2023 with services running by around 2028/29.

Find out more about the proposals and consultation on our Bakerloo line extension consultation page.