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Bricklayers Arms station petition continues as consultation ends

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The Tower Bridge Road Alliance is continuing its campaign for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension as TfL's official consultation period comes to a close.

Bricklayers Arms station petition continues as consultation ends
Suhel Ahmed with Sir Simon Hughes and Caroline Pidgeon AM outside TfL's Palestra offices

Liberal Democrat London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon and prospective parliamentary candidate Sir Simon Hughes visited Transport for London's Palestra offices on Friday afternoon to delivery a petition organised by party activists calling on transport bosses to include a Bricklayers Arms station in their plans to extend the Jubilee line.

Ms Pidgeon and Mr Hughes were joined by Suhel Ahmed of the Tower Bridge Road Alliance who is spearheading a separate petition which will remain open for another couple of weeks.

"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," said Sir Simon Hughes.

"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."

Transport for London's current plans to extend the Bakerloo line to Lewisham include two brand-new stations between Elephant & Castle and New Cross Gate – but nothing between the Elephant and Dunton Road.

Listen to the audio clip below to hear why Suhel Ahmed and local businesses on Tower Bridge Road believe there is a strong case for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms.

See petition on Change.org


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