Bromley in running for transport investment
Tue 20 September 2011, 4:25 pm
Bromley is in the running for extensions to the Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and Croydon Tramlink schemes, delegates to the Invest Bromley conference heard today (September 20).
Matthew Yates, head of planning projects at Transport for London, said that Bromley was included in feasibility studies which could lead to new rail routes as part of the organisation's investment plans.
"It already goes to Beckenham Junction, and it looks feasible to go from there towards Bromley – the cost/benefit ratio looks good to Bromley North and even Bromley South."
He said that London mayor Boris Johnson had also asked officials to examine an extension of the Bakerloo line on the Underground to Bromley.
"It could be extended from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham and Bromley," he said.
He said: "Some real potential is going to Catford and Forest Hill, which would relieve the Jubilee Line and link to the overground."