Local campaigner Sir Simon Hughes joined London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon and the Tower Bridge Road Alliance on Friday to hand over a petition to Transport for London in support of a third station on the Bakerloo line extension at the Bricklayers Arms.
Over a thousand local residents backed the campaign in support of an additional station at the Bricklayers Arms roundabout which would see vast improvements to the local transport infrastructure reducing a growing reliance on overstretched bus routes in the area.
The £3 billion Bakerloo line extension will see much needed transport investment to areas further along the Old Kent Road however it was the omission of an underground transport hub at the Bricklayers Arms which frustrated Liberal Democrat councillors and local champion Simon Hughes, neglecting local residents and businesses of the immediate local community of improved transport services.
Handing over the petition alongside Suhel Ahmed, Chair of the Tower Bridge Road Alliance, at the Transport for London’s head office, local campaigner Simon Hughes commented:
“We have been working side by side with the Tower Bridge Road Alliance and local residents to gain support for a vital new station at the Bricklayers Arms and have been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response we have received in such a short space of time.”
“Southwark Lib Dems have long campaigned for the Bakerloo line extension along the Old Kent Road to include a station at the Bricklayers Arms and we sincerely hope that TfL will reconsider their decision not to build a third station at the roundabout.”