‘Bakerloop’ bus route planned for proposed Bakerloo line Tube extension

Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a ‘Bakerloop’ bus route along the proposed Bakerloo Tube line extension, says CityAM.

The mayor of London, who is campaigning for a record third term running City Hall, pledged a new express bus route mirroring the mooted Tube expansion – if he is reelected.

He said the Elephant & Castle to Lewisham service, which would be a similar project to the recent ‘Superloop’ orbital bus network, would have a brown Bakerloo-style colour theme.

It would stop at locations including Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, and New Cross Gate.

But it comes as government funding for the Bakerloo Tube extension is still uncertain, in spite of warnings of the “escalating risks of inaction” with trains now dating back to 1972.

Borough partnership Central London Forward said the line upgrade and extension project would cut travel time from Old Kent Road to Oxford Circus from 38 to just 13 minutes.

Khan said: “I continue to make the case as strongly as ever that we need the Bakerloo line Tube extension to get underway as soon as possible. [TfL] is lobbying ministers about the funding the project needs. In the meantime I’m determined that we do all we can to provide the very best service across south London.”

(Picture – The Labour Party)


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