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Bakerloo Line extension consultation begins

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A public consultation has begun into plans to extend the Bakerloo Line.

The proposals would see the London Underground line go south from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and Hayes and possibly as far as Bromley.

It would cost up to £3bn, but London Mayor Boris Johnson says it is vital to help south London grow as the population continues to rise.

There are two potential routes, one via the Old Kent Road and the other via Camberwell and Peckham.

The scheme has no funding in place but if it is given the go-ahead then work on the extension would start in 2023 and finish during the 2030s.

The Labour Group on the London Assembly has welcomed the plans, but called for the mayor to commit funding to the project and to deliver it sooner than currently proposed.

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