As south-east London is currently poorly served by Underground train, any extension to the Bakerloo line will be warmly welcomed. But an appropriate route still needs to be decided. Below you can see proposed routes.
|Extending the Bakerloo line in London|
The peak service would have up to 27 trains an hour as far as Catford Bridge, with 15 trains per hour to Hayes, and 6 trains an hour to Beckenham Junction A cost has been given of £2.6 billion, although this seems rather on the conservative side.
Certainly the proposals for an extension are being encouraged from the offices of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. A spokesman has declared, "The Mayor believes that south London deserves greater investment in transport infrastructure, which is why he is seeking more control over suburban rail services .. and exploring the possibility of extending the Bakerloo line."
We will just have to wait and see.