Bakerloo Line Extension (2)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


If the Bakerloo Line Extension goes ahead, what would be the effect on journey time for those travelling from Hayes to London Waterloo?


Answer for Bakerloo Line Extension (2)

Answer for Bakerloo Line Extension (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Allowing for an average wait time of 3 minutes for a train at Hayes and the walk from Waterloo East to London Waterloo station, the current journey time from Hayes to London Waterloo is 41 minutes. The proposed Bakerloo Line extension Option 1a via the Old Kent Road would reduce the journey time between Hayes and London Waterloo to 32 minutes, delivering a journey time saving of approximately 9 minutes. Option 1b via Camberwell and Peckham Rye would reduce the journey time to 34 minutes, reducing journey times from Hayes by 7 minutes. This does not consider the additional benefits of enhancing the frequency of trains on the line from an average of 6 trains per hour to 15 trains per hour with the proposed extension, meaning that Hayes station could be served by a train every 4 minutes, rather than the current every 10 minutes.