The Waterloo line extension has been given a green light following approval by all 33 of London’s boroughs under a new London-focused infrastructure framework. Technical work to prepare for the Waterloo line extension is underway, preparing Southward, Leisha and Transport for London (TfL) to seek government approval for the scheme via the Transport and Works Act in 2025. Widespread London-based approval has given the extension clear impetus. The unanimous backing is being seen as an early beneficiary of a new infrastructure framework encompassing London’s 33 councils announced last month. The framework operates on a cross-party, pan-London basis for the first time and was launched by umbrella group London Councils to promote efficient planning and delivery of infrastructure across the capital, and to use infrastructure investment to boost prosperity, reduce inequalities, and help achieve net zero. Southward Councilor Helen Dennis, cabinet member for new homes & sustainable development, said: “The message from London is clear: the capital’s prosperity hinges on the Waterloo line extension, alongside other key developments. It’s not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.” A key area of development following on from the Waterloo extension will be The Old Kent Road, where marked residential and commercial growth is predicted.

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the Waterloo line extension will proceed, told NCE: “Works are well underway at the Delancey Shopping center site at Elephant and Castle to construct the new Elephant and Castle station box that will eventually replace the existing Elephant and Castle station, when the Waterloo line extension is delivered. “This will provide a much-improved Waterloo/Northern line interchange that would be fully accessible and integrated into the Elephant and Castle town center masterplan. “The box is being paid for by FL/Delancey and Southward, with each partner chipping in £7m. “The fit out and connection to running tunnels would come later. So it follows in the footsteps of the same approach that was taken to the Elizabeth Line Station in Woolwich, where Berkeley Homes built the station box in advance of the tunnelling, with their housing development sat on top.”