Extend the Tube to Camberwell & Peckham

Camberwell and Peckham are poorly served by public transport, and in particular by the underground system. Most residents have to travel into central London by bus or train, with long journey times. As the Mayor of London considers his 2020 Vision and plans for major infrastructure investment in the next decade, we call on him to commit to extending the Bakerloo line to Camberwell and Peckham in order to improve public transport for current and future residents, and to help bring jobs and growth to this part of London.



  • Penelope Gretton King's College and the Maudsley Hospitals together with their associated buildings are an existing development which occupies a large area of Camberwell and yet they have no underground connection. Surely such world class, expanding facilities, with inevitably increasing visitor numbers, rate higher than any potential, as yet undefined, development on the Old Kent Road.

  • Andy Blacknell There is a march to support the Bakerloo extension via Camberwell on 29 November at 11am starting from Camb Green.

  • Jayne Jackson-Brown Kept in the dark for far too long. Inconceivable that this vibrant, diverse and hugely popular area is still so poorly served by transport infrastructure. We could literally be 10-15 mins away from Central London. No more excuses, we can't be sidelined any longer. Just do it. Please.

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    Edward Davie

    just now Comments: South London deserves better transport infrastructure
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    keith tewkesbury

    just now Comments: The best thing that could happen to Peckham
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    nicholas roskill

    just now Comments: A extension of the Bakerloo Line from the Elephant and Castle to Camberwell and Peckham has certainly been planned since 1922 and apparently since as long ago as 1906 I understand there are existing tunnels to commence the line and sites down the Walworth Road and in Camberwell were owned by London Transport in the past in order to provide the necessary stations. This is thus no new and vaguely considered idea. Camberwell has in recent years renovated itself to become a vibrant and thrusting community with active involvement in the arts and a large number of restaurants and bars catering to the young people who have decided to make their lives here - all providing enhanced employment opportunities in a former unloved inner city area. Most important of all are the major institutions which are based in in Camberwell and are at present wholly inadequately served by the crowded and slow moving bus services , the traffic congestion, almost complete lack of parking and the existing, if improved, rail services. These institutions are in most cases world renowned and include Kings College Hospital, the Maudsley Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry, the Headquarters of the Salvation Army, The Camberwell School of Arts, the Camberwell Magistrates Court, the South London Art gallery and the new Ortus Centre . Kings College Hospital has a million patient visits yearly, employs a total of ten thousand doctors and staff and its patient visits run into tens of thousands annually. It is beyond belief that there is no Tube service for their requirements. A tube service to Camberwell and Peckham would not isolate Peckham which has its own , if more modest transport needs. It is impossible to understand how a Tube link following the Old Kent Road could be of equal value. ,
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