Croydon station work to begin
West Croydon bus station is to undergo a series of improvements following TfL’s successful planning application to redevelop the site. The enhancements are expected to be ready from early 2016 and are focused on bringing a more light and an airy feel to the busy interchange, with better customer information, fully accessible bus stops and modern CCTV coverage for improved passenger safety. Work is to begin later this year. The new design is intended to enable the station to manage a 20% increase in passengers (1.6m extra a year) that are anticipated as a result of town centre improvements by the London Borough of Croydon. Part of the redevelopment will also include a retail unit.
TfL’s Director of Asset Management, Dana Skelley, said, ‘We are very pleased that from early 2016 West Croydon bus station will be completely transformed, delivering significant improvements for passengers and ensuring we are ready for future increases in passenger demand. London Borough of Croydon has ambitious plans to redevelop the town and this station improvement ensures local transport contributes to its success.’