TfL has rejected the idea of building a new station between New Cross Gate and Lewisham on the extended Bakerloo line.

However it has said that the proposed ‘Bakerloowisham’ line could be extended beyond Lewisham in the future.

The current plans for the Bakerloo line will see it extended past Elephant and Castle through Old Kent Road, New Cross Gate and into Lewisham.

TfL published its responses to a public consultation it ran last year, in which it received almost 5,000 responses, where it revealed people were disappointed the line did not extend further.

Among the possible extensions mentioned include Blackheath and Hayes via Catford and Lower Sydenham.

Responding to these wishes, TfL said: “Our proposals are being developed to allow a potential onwards extension from Lewisham. The proposals we consulted on allow for an extension either south or east from the end of the line.

“Due to the need to provide overrun tunnels for the Lewisham terminus and constraints in the town centre area, some potential locations beyond Lewisham may be more complex to potentially extend to than others.

“Whilst we undertake that work on the route to Lewisham we will keep the case for extending under review and work with the local authorities and other transport operators such as Network Rail to understand how the transport network and population in areas beyond Lewisham may change in the future.”

However TfL rejected ideas for another station between New Cross Gate and Lewisham at St Johns outright, saying they felt there was more than enough local transport links in the area.

Other people responded asking for the construction to be sped up, possibly to be completed in stages so the line opens sooner.

TfL said the Bakerloo line could be completed by 2029 with construction starting in 2023, while also pointing out that Crossrail started construction in 2009 and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

Public consultations were held in 2014 where early plans saw the line extending into Bromley.

However Bromley Council said the extension was “unacceptable” at the time, which was branded as a “narrow-minded nimby” decision by opposing councillors.