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Old February 1st, 2012, 07:53 PM   #2681
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2686
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Could the DLR or Bakerloo line be coming to Bromley?

South London is very much the poor relation of its northern counterpart when it comes to public transport. DAVID MILLS looks at how things could one day change.

A series of transport projects are on the horizon which could potentially see major rail and tram extensions into the borough. Transport for London has started to look at the business case for transport improvements across the capital, but it could be a while before anything happens as recommendations are not expected until 2017.

Suggestions mooted could significantly enhance Bromley's connections with other parts of London. These include bringing the Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink or Underground to the borough.

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A £170m plan to extend the Croydon Tramlink to Crystal Palace was shelved in November 2008 by the Mayor of London along with £3bn worth of other transport projects in the capital. It is understood this could be now back on the cards along with the possibility of an extension from Beckenham Junction to Bromley.

Under the council's local implementation plan, the Tramlink coming to Bromley town centre would happen any time from 2022 to 2030 at a cost of £100m, although this figure is said to be underestimated.

When the Crystal Palace extension was considered in the early 2000s, a proposed route was suggested from Harrington Road via stops in Penge Road, Anerley Road, Crystal Palace railway station and terminating at the bus station.

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It has been the council's formal policy to bring the DLR to Bromley North for some time now. The South East London Rail Access Study looked at several ways of improving rail connections in the area.

For Bromley this involved extending the DLR from Lewisham to Bromley North via Hither Green and Grove Park.

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The study also considered extending the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via Camberwell and Peckham or Old Kent Road and then on to Beckenham Junction and Hayes, with another option running from Lewisham to Bromley North.

However it cites deliverability issues with the lack of a depot location, as well as the additional cost of tunnelling and lack of reallocation of train paths to National Rail.

The council says it is unlikely to support any extension to Hayes which results in the loss of direct services to Charing Cross, Cannon Street or London Bridge.

Portfolio holder for environment Councillor Colin Smith said: “We strongly believe that either the DLR or possibly the Bakerloo line must be extended to Bromley North as a priority.

"This will bring huge benefits to our residents by enabling them to make quicker and easier journeys to not only central London but also Docklands and east London. This remains our very clear message to Transport for London. We also remain supportive in principal of the possible extension of tram link to Crystal Palace.”
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Three-car trains to Woolwich Arsenal

London’s Docklands Light Railway introduced three-car operation on its Bank – Woolwich Arsenal route with effect from January 30, adding capacity for an extra 1 500 passengers/h ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This means all DLR routes are now worked with three-car trains during the morning peak periods, apart from the orbital Stratford – Canary Wharf and Stratford International – Woolwich Arsenal routes.

DLR also stepped up evening peak frequencies across its entire network, moving from 9 min to 8 min headways to match the morning service. This will enable it to carry 4 000 extra passengers/h during the 3 h period.

Bank – Woolwich trains will run every 8 min, interspersed with Stratford International – Woolwich trains to provide a 4 min headway on the branch from Canning Town. The Tower Gateway – Beckton service will also run every 8 min, whilst headways on the busiest route from Bank to Lewisham route will be cut from every 4½ min to every 4 min.

DLR Director Jonathan Fox said the three-car trains would provide the Woolwich line with ‘50 per cent more capacity direct to the City of London’. The other changes put DLR ‘in an excellent position ready to step up and meet the challenge of the 2012 Games. The extra capacity enables us to test our capability between now and July, so the network will be poised ready to deliver trains when and where they are needed during the events.’
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Did anyone watch the tv show about the underground the other night ?
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The dead bodies controversy one?
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Yes that was a bit shocking to know
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I don't think the Tube has proper places to store dead bodies and the network can't stop because of it.
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Do you have any reference please?
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What do you mean exactly?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 12:06 AM   #2697
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Sorry, maybe I used the wrong word

I meant: can you post any article/link about this "Tube dead bodies" problem? The thing seemed creepy and I was curious about that
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I have no idea why the jubilee line is being said to be the most direct and such route to the olympics when blatantly its the central line from central london. On the jubilee line all your doing is going over the thames and back 4 times. its 10 stops from bond street to stratford on the central line while its 12 on the jubilee. Anyone care to change my mind?
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TfL agrees with you, for their journey planner shows a five-minute saving using both the Metropolitan and Central lines instead of just the Jubilee from Baker St Stn.
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