From

:
Sent: 02 June 2011 12:15
To: Jenkins Paula
Subject: RE: Follow up

Paula,
Thank you very much for this information. The briefing document and map you sent suggest
that none of the four options which TfL have been examining for a potential Bakerloo like
extension included a route to Streatham?
My understanding was that TfL was looking into three options from Elephant and Castle:
One through Peckham, Honor Oak Park, Catford and potentially on to Hayes; One through
Tulse Hill via Camberwell Green, Herne Hill and potentially on to Streatham Hill; and a third
option via Beckenham and Crystal Palace. This was reported by the South London Press on
8 September 2009 with a quote from a TfL spokesperson (see attached screen grab)
Were these three options being examined at an earlier stage of TfL’s preliminary work, and if
so, have they been dropped entirely? What work was done looking into the option of
extending the Bakerloo Line to Herne Hill and on to Streatham Hill?
Thanks in advance,
-Parliamentary Assistant to Chuka Umunna MP
Member of Parliament for Streatham
covering Streatham and parts of Clapham, Balham, Tulse Hill and Brixton
& Shadow Minister for Small Business and Enterprise
www.chuka.org.uk
From: Jenkins Paula [mailto:Paula.Jenkins@tube.tfl.gov.uk]
Sent: 07 April 2011 16:27
To: HUNTLEY, Gabriel
Subject: RE: Follow up

Further to our conversation last week, I’m now attaching a short briefing that sets out
where we are in terms of the potential extension of the Bakerloo line. The pdf
illustrates the options we’ve considered.
I’ll get back to you shortly with the answer to your London Rail question.
Kind regards
Paula

Paula Jenkins
Stakeholder Communications
London Underground
Tel:
paula.jenkins@tube.tfl.gov.uk

From:
Sent: 31 March 2011 15:23
To: Jenkins Paula
Subject: Follow up

Paula,
Good to meet you just now – this is my email address, and my direct number here in
Parliament is
.
Thanks,
-Parliamentary Assistant to Chuka Umunna MP
Member of Parliament for Streatham
covering Streatham and parts of Clapham, Balham, Tulse Hill and Brixton
www.chuka.org.uk

Potential southern extension to the Bakerloo line
April 2011

Background
London Underground has undertaken preliminary work in the past to look at
the feasibility of southern extensions to the network, including identifying some
route options and looking at their technical development. Of these, extending
the Bakerloo line south from Elephant & Castle emerged as the option with the
most potential.
LU went on to study four route options in greater detail – see attached. This
deemed that options serving Lewisham are necessary if the scheme is to
provide sufficient customer benefit for it to have a positive business case. As a
result, the two options to Lewisham via New Cross Gate (either through
Camberwell and Peckham or down Old Kent Road), have been retained.
Current status
However, much more detailed analysis is needed before any firm proposal can
be developed and funding would still be required to progress this any further.
Given current funding constraints, Transport for London is not in a position to
take forward work to progress an extension at this point. The priority is to
complete the renewal and upgrade works already planned on the Tube,
including the upgrade of the Bakerloo line.
The key development since March 2009 has been the completion of the
Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) and the accompanying Sub Regional
Transport Plans (STRPs). The MTS contained a proposal (cf. 21) for further
review of a potential southern extension of the Bakerloo line.

Page 2 of 2

As part of the preparation for the SRTPs, TfL undertook a joint study of the
options for improving rail capacity and access in south east London. This
utilised the Mayor’s Strategic Assessment Framework to assess which of the
Bakerloo line extension options or other rail options provided the opportunity to
make the biggest contribution towards achieving the Goals, Challenges and
Outcomes identified in the MTS.
This identified that the Bakerloo line extension is the best single project for
providing progression towards achieving the MTS proposed outcomes, and as
such an update specifically on the scheme and the remaining two best
performing options for the route are provided in the SRTPs. As stated in the
MTS, an extension would improve connectivity and journey times whilst also
providing relief to congested National Rail approaches to central London from
the south / southeast.
In light of this, TfL and LU have considered extending the Bakerloo line beyond
Lewisham onto the Hayes line, a proposal also identified by Network Rail in
both its Kent Route Utilisation Strategy (January 2010) and more recently, its
draft London and South East Route Utilisation Strategy (December 2010). This
is reflected in the scheme proposal covered in the relevant SRTPs. TfL will
discuss opportunities with Network Rail as wider discussions on the draft
London and South East Route Utilisation Strategy are undertaken during 2011.
To put this in context, the earliest timescale for any extension to the Bakerloo
line, if funding were secured, would be around 2025.

to South Bank, West End, Paddington & Northwest London

Elephant & Castle

Bakerloo Line
Southern Extension

Route Options
Old Kent Road

Ro
ute

1
New Cross
Gate

Camberwell

te 2
Rou
te 3
Rou

Peckham Rye

Brockley

Ro
ute

Lewisham

4
Catford Bridge

Routes are schematic and not indicative of actual alignments.