The speculation around a possible extension of the Bakerloo line into Lewisham and Bromley boroughs was refuelled today (July 30).

Boris Johnson teased News Shopper about prospective additions to London’s transport in the deep south while visiting the borough last week.

And today the Mayor of London launched the London Infrastructure Plan 2050, detailing some of what Transport for London has in the pipeline.

It suggests the line, which currently ends at Elephant and Castle, could continue down through New Cross, Lewisham, Catford, Beckenham Junction, and finally Hayes. 

However, if south-east London really is to be put on the Tube map it will have to wait – with the project scheduled for as far away as 2040.

A spokesperson for the mayor said: "The mayor believes that south London deserves greater investment in transport infrastructure which is why he is seeking more control over suburban rail services, working to improve the tram network and exploring the possibility of extending the Bakerloo Line. 

"Several routes are being reviewed, including options via the Old Kent Road or Camberwell. Where the Bakerloo line is extended to and its exact alignment depends on the outcome of discussions with the relevant boroughs and consultation with local people."

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What a new Bakerloo Line could bring to south-east London - map by City Hall

The plan is now open for consultation until October 31.

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