Bakerloo Line extension

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1256
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In view of the comments you made when asked to support the extension of the Bakerloo Line where, according to a tweet from the Leader of Southwark Council, you replied 'it's a deal' can you confirm whether the proposed extension of the Bakerloo line will draw on already committed funds for the redevelopment of the transport interchange at Elephant & Castle?

Answer

Answer for Bakerloo Line extension

Answer for Bakerloo Line extension

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have committed to investigating the feasibility of a proposed extension of the Bakerloo line through Southwark and Lewisham towards Hayes in Bromley. I have asked TfL to ascertain the wider economic benefits of such a scheme, the impact it could have on London's future growth and economic development as well reviewing the viability and funding options. No funding is set aside to develop this proposal further at this stage and this work will enable options to be considered.

Funding has been allocated in TfL's Business Plan to complement third party investment in Elephant & Castle and this funding will not be reallocated to developing the Bakerloo line options.