Transport for London could scrap the Bakerloo Line extension to Bromley in return for a £2bn bailout from the Government, according to reports.

Bromley Council previously challenged plans to bring tube services to the borough, which would run to Lewisham before taking over the existing Hayes line.

Now TfL is locked in talks with the Government over a potential cash injection for the network, which has had its revenue decimated by lockdown.

Before this week, tube travel was down by 95%, while bus use was down 85%.

The Times reports that TfL is now down to its last £1bn and is burning through around £21m each day, at which rate it will run out of money in less than two months.

A bailout for TfL is reportedly likely to come with strict conditions, which could affect the multi-billion pound extension to the Bakerloo line.

Given many Bromley residents rely on the current Hayes line, the Council is arguing for additional capacity and connectivity for already existing services in the town centre, instead of an extension.