Bakerloo Extention Proposal Update – no immediate plans to extend to Beckenham

TfL have published an Options Assessment Report for the Bakerloo line extension that considers the feedback of the 2104 public consultation including alternative routes proposed by the public.

The upshot for Beckenham is that whilst an extending the Bakerloo to Beckenham and Hayes has not been ruled out it will not proceed in the immediate future. TfL need to work out the impact of converting the Hayes railway line into the Bakerloo and whether doing this best meets rail demands for this part of the Borough in the future and the capacity for housing/commercial development along any Bakerloo extension to Beckenham, West Wickham and Hayes to fund the extension. The latter was a significant concern for local people that were opposed to the extension.

TfL propose that phase 1 will be extending the Bakerloo from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road. Having 2 branches to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road and via Camberwell was ruled out, however TfL are investigating the possibility of re-opening the Camberwell Thameslink Station.

You can read the  Options Assessment Report for the Bakerloo line extension  online at

2 thoughts on “Bakerloo Extention Proposal Update – no immediate plans to extend to Beckenham

  1. Beckenham residents need better links to Lewisham than just the 54 bus so that they can connect on to the Bakerloo line at Lewisham in due course and the DLR now. The trains from Clock House used to go to Lewisham every fifteen minutes which was good for connecting up with other trains. Now it is every half hour which often means a long wait at Lewisham for the Hayes Line back and there is no waiting room or facilitiies.

  2. Good news that there is no immediate Bakerloo extension but we should also campaign to stop any Tramlink to Bromley that will rip up Beckenham streets, damage Conservation Areas and create congestion. Instead, positive improvement of rail services and Beckenham Junction restoring its 1856 booking hall, reinstating carraige porch used by Charles Darwin. Bridge and station approach should be restored as part of heritage upgrade which would benefit the town. Rod Reed

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