The Anonymous Widower

Is The Bakerloo Line Extension To Be Built?

The Bakerloo Line Extension was originally planned to be built in the 1940s and it seems to come up every now and again.

In this supporting document to the London Infrastructure Plan for 2050, the following is said.

Potential extensions to the existing network to unlock major potential for housing development range from major rail schemes such as the extension of the Bakerloo  line, to extensions to the Overground. In unlocking development they also provide opportunities to secure funding towards the cost of delivery.

In some ways the second quoted sentence is the more important statement, as it might mean that developers, who want to contribute to infrastructure will be listened to. This happened in part with Canary Wharf at the Jubilee Line, so if done properly, it might mean an accelerated rate of construction of new infrastructure.

Obviously before any decision is made detailed costings and consultations must take place. According to this report though, it has a benefit cost ratio of 3:1

One factor that will be important, is how the project to create the Northern Line Extension to Battersea performs.

If it is on budget and on time, will that team be rolled over onto the Bakerloo?

August 1, 2014 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

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