UPDATE: Replaced this image with my own, because the official image doesn’t use the right font.
Transport for London are consulting on extending the Bakerloo line as far as Lewisham, and possibly further. The consultation ends on Sunday, so if you think it’s a good idea (I do), please go and have your say before Sunday. The Labour party have also jumped on the bandwagon, and coined the catchy Bakerlooisham name, but think that starting work in 2023, and finishing it in the 2030’s is possibly a little tardy. You think?! I totally agree, but I wonder how many of these politically inspired petitions are really about hoovering up email addresses of potential voters whose viewpoints might align with Labour. I’ve signed a few in the past and seem to have been inadvertently subscribed to all manner of mailing lists… Anyhow, the TfL consultation page won’t have this problem. Links below:
- TfL’s consultation page (expires on Sunday)
- Labour Party’s petition to get the extension to go through Lewisham.
- BBC News article
- Campaigning website
- Heidi Alexander’s post (Local MP)
- Worth reading the comments on Brockley Central’s post, especially about Lewisham becoming an overcrowded hub station..
Finally, here’s a wonderful map, reimagining the tube map, so that South London had as many stops as North London currently does, and vice versa: