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London Underground’s Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent

London Underground’s Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent (Canva/Google Maps)

Transport for London has announced that it is considering extending the Bakerloo line, with the possibility of the line reaching Kent.

The extension would lead to Lewisham, via New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road, with the aim of improving transport links to the south east.

Now the plans have been given a boost after receiving a project funding package last month.

Currently the furthest station on the Bakerloo line is Elephant and Castle, but development could see passengers reach Lewisham by tube.

News Shopper: London Underground's Barker Loo line could be extended to Lewisham and Bromley (TfL)

News Shopper: London Underground’s Barker Loo line could be extended to Lewisham and Bromley (TfL)

London Underground’s Barker Loo line could be extended to Lewisham and Bromley (TfL)

With more exciting news from TfL sharing they are now eyeing a potential second phase, seeing the service expand its reach beyond Lewisham.

See further extension from Lewisham to Ladywell, Catfordbridge, Lower Sydenham, New Beckenham, Beckenham Junction, Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park, West Wickham and Hayes.

And with stations at New Beckenham, Beckenham Junction, Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park, West Wickham and Hayes, that means the line would reach Bromley.

Although a borough of London, Bromley has Kentish postcodes and is within historic Kent, but was drawn into suburban London after the growth of the capital.

TfL said: ‘The route would have a frequent Tube service, improving journey times for customers and providing better connections in south east London and central London,’ according to Kent Live.

Should the line extension be given the green light, a new ticket office would be built at Elephant and Castle Station and New Cross Gate.

In 2019, TfL created a report reacting to the extension, with 82% of respondents (73% strongly, 9% moderately) approving of the Hayes extension.