TFL: Bakerloo line extension to Camberwell
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The purpose of this petition is to ask Transport for London and the
Greater London Authority Transport Committee to support the principle of a Bakerloo Line extension to Walworth and Camberwell/Denmark Hill.
Extensions of the Bakerloo Line to Camberwell have been proposed for many years. In 2012 TfL listed the project of a Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham as a "Priority for implementation in the long term", and indicated that two routes were being considered: either via Old Kent Road and New Cross, or via Camberwell and Peckham Rye.
We believe that an extension via Walworth and Camberwell/Denmark Hill would fill a major gap in public transport provision for this densely populated area, which also has much commercial and retail activity and major employers (eg., Kings and Maudsley hospitals). Current North-South public transport is restricted
to bus routes, along the A215, which is often subject to delays due to lack of traffic capacity on this busy road.
The social and economic benefits of an extension serving Walworth/Camberwell are therefore quite strong. Such an extension would also potentially create a "spoke" linking the underground and overground
(at Denmark Hill) and create potential for further Southward extensions in the long term, eg., towards Sydenham or Streatham.
In Lambeth and Southwark there is a total of 100,000 residents living in wards on the Camberwell/Peckham route who would benefit from this route. We ask that even if the Old Kent Route is selected, that the importance of building in the capability for the extension to Camberwell as a future project should also be
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