Brent Labour Backs the Bakerloo Line

Brent Labour Backs the Bakerloo Line

The three MPs representing Brent and the Leader of Brent Council have joined together with a coalition of council leaders, MPs and business groups to call for the government to get behind the project to extend the Bakerloo line.

Dawn Butler MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Cllr Muhammed Butt joined others under the banner of ‘Back the Bakerloo’, to call on the Prime Minister to commit to working together with TfL on a funding package to get the line built.

The extension would see a new tunnel underneath the Old Kent Road in Southwark to New Cross Gate and Lewisham. A possible further extension on to Hayes would support growth and regeneration in Catford and Lower Sydenham. This would deliver a ‘new Bakerloo’ which is unrecognisable from the ageing Bakerloo line of today, with modern walk-through trains and new signaling.

But while the opening of consultation on designs is a huge step forward, the project is still not a done deal, and agreement with government on funding and safeguarding powers will be needed to get the line built.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “With 10 stations in Brent, the Bakerloo line is a true lifeline for residents and businesses across our borough, as well as north west London more widely. The proposed upgrade and extension would provide more frequent services and replace trains built in the early 1970s, providing capacity for us to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs in our borough, including iconic sites like Wembley and future growth zones in Alperton and Old Oak Common.”

The Back the Bakerloo campaign was launched in 2018 and almost 20,000 supporters. Show your support by signing up to Back the Bakerloo at www.backthebakerloo.org.uk.

You can take part in the TfL consultation at consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bakerloo-extension.

You can download a copy of the letter here.

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