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.

We are also considering a second phase of the extension beyond Lewisham to Hayes and Beckenham Junction. This would involve converting the National Rail line via Catford to Hayes to a London Underground operation.

 Find out how to have your say 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

We are asking for your views on more detailed proposals on the tunnel route, location of tunnelling worksites and a further extension to Hayes and Beckenham Junction. We will analyse the responses to this consultation and report the feedback in 2020.

If a decision is made to go ahead with the scheme, and we get the funding, we would apply for powers to build and operate the extension in 2023 with the earliest services running from mid-2030s.