DREAMS of a new Tube station could be realised within 20 years.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has written to campaigners saying proposals to extend the Bakerloo Line to Camberwell are being considered.
Plans to continue tunnelling from Elephant & Castle - the current terminus - down to Camberwell Green were originally drawn up in the 1920s before the Second World War and the and the Depression put paid to the project.
Campaigners resurrected the scheme last month, but Transport for London (TfL) said transport contracts were tied up until at least 2012.
That put paid to hopes of a Tube station being built before the Olympics comes to London, and last week Southwark council leader Nick Stanton said it could be 50 years before the dream was realised.