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. We've also published feedback on another consultation in 2017 that focused on potential station and shaft locations.

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

What a Bakerloo line extension would bring

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

The plan is to:

  • Extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham (initially)
  • Build a new Bakerloo line ticket hall at Elephant and Castle
  • Take the route from Elephant and Castle along the Old Kent Road where two new stations are proposed
  • Create a new station at New Cross Gate to provide better connectivity to National Rail, Overground and buses
  • Improve the interchange station at Lewisham linking National Rail, DLR and buses

Next steps

Comments from the latest consultation have helped us refine the proposals. We'll hold a more detailed public consultation in 2019.

If a decision is made to go ahead with the scheme, and we get the funding, construction could start in 2023 with the earliest services running from 2029.