Transport for London has submitted its initial comments on the implications of British Land’s massive Canada Water masterplan for local roads and railways.
A few key points from the 13-page letter:
- The Elizabeth line will provide some relief (in the short to medium term) on the Jubilee line.
- The proposed Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham, proposed to be operational in the late 2020s, is expected to relieve London Overground services north of New Cross Gate, and reduce the interchange demand at Canada Water station.
- TfL hopes to be able to raise frequencies on the East London line from 16 trains per hour at present to 20 trains per hour.
- Surrey Quays Station will need upgrading/expanding to cope with extra passengers from the new development – potentially with a new entrance
- “TfL would support provision of Santander Cycles cycle hire docking stations in the masterplan area, as well as off-site, to help ‘link’ to the current central London zone at London Bridge, acknowledging that further contributions from other developments in Canada Water and Bermondsey will be required to do this.”
- The design of Redriff Road will need to take into account the proposed Peckham- Rotherhithe cycle route