Croydon station transformation to start
Major works to ‘completely transform’ the site of West Croydon bus station are set to begin on 4 October. The redevelopment work is part of a continuing £50m investment to improve the town’s public realm and transport infrastructure. The development work at the facility includes installing better lighting and creating a more spacious environment with better customer information systems. The works are scheduled to end in early 2016 after which bus passengers will benefit from a number of other improved facilities, such as fully accessible bus stops and modern CCTV coverage for continued passenger safety. TfL has worked closely with Croydon Council to develop the plans, which are fully integrated with the ‘Connected Croydon’ urban realm development programme.
The improvement plans have been developed specifically with the approximate 8m passengers who use West Croydon bus station each year in mind. The station was built in 1983 and is used by 150 buses per hour. TfL says it is a popular interchange between Croydon Tramlink, London Overground and buses. The new design will also enable it to manage a 20% increase in passenger footfall, anticipated as a result of town centre improvements by the London Borough of Croydon.