Bakerloo Line Extension

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 5:30pm
Venue: Victoria Station House, Victoria, London
Speakers: Mohammed Gajia, Mark Welch

Flyer: Link to talk flyer, available to download as a pdf document.


TfL has been consulting on plans to extend the Bakerloo line to Lewisham capitalising on the opportunity from the future upgrade of the existing line. The project can support redevelopment and regeneration in the Old Kent Road and amplify the benefits of the Tube network across south and south east London by offering attractive new interchanges to the Overground and National Rail networks. TfL’s most recent consultation introduced the tunnel alignment proposals and proposed tunnel construction strategy and its work site requirements. The proposals face challenges from planned development along the route but opportunities to work collaboratively with key stakeholders such as the local authorities to get delivery of the extension in what is a challenging financial context for TfL.
Members of the TfL Planning and Engineering teams will provide an update on the extension proposals, their integrated development with the Bakerloo line upgrade and the challenges and opportunities that are being pursued through the design process.

Speaker biography:

Mark Welch is a Chartered Transport Planning Professional (CIHT) working in the TfL City Planning Projects Consents and Urban Design department. He has worked on the proposals since they were included in former Mayor Boris Johnson’s Transport Strategy in 2009, and has been at the forefront of engaging with landowners and stakeholders on the design and impacts of the proposals as they develop.

Mohammed Gajia is a Chartered Engineer (CEng MICE) and member of the British Tunnelling Society working in the Transport Infrastructure area of TfL Engineering. He has worked on these proposals since the 2017 public consultation and is currently involved in the design development of the proposals to single option selection.