The Bakerloo line isn't the most glamorous asset TFL has. It clearly wasn't even considered in the reduced service Night Tube. But according to new plans, it is looking to match its slinkier rivals with an extension into south London.
The plan will see the Bakerloo line extend south from Elephant and Castle, down to Lewisham, via two new stations: Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Not only will the new line bring links to these areas, it will also connect with the Overground service at New Cross Gate and with National Rail and DLR lines at Lewisham. Huzzah for south east Londoners.
The report published said: "the new link had the potential to boost growth in south east London, supporting 25,000 new homes and 5,000 jobs. The proposed extension is one of several new infrastructure projects the capital needs to cope with its growing population, expected to reach over 10 million by 2030."
But don't change your route for work next week just yet, it looks like the line extension won't come into play until around 2028 - 2029. That is, if Mayor of London Sadiq Khan can acquire the funding needed for the new stations. And Trump hasn't killed us all by then.