West Croydon plans
TfL has submitted plans to the London Borough of Croydon to ‘completely transform’ West Croydon Bus Station. The proposals would see the station ‘totally redeveloped’, focusing on customer and passenger needs. It would be made more light and airy with better customer information and fully accessible bus stops. Passenger safety will remain a priority, with the new station featuring modern CCTV coverage. The work would be intended to complement the London Borough of Croydon’s urban realm improvements nearby. There will be better provision for staff and customers, including a retail unit planned for commercial let. The plans will change the way the buses use the facility, removing operational inefficiencies currently caused by buses having to wait to pass through the site. It is also intended to future proof the station for the anticipated increase in passenger demand. TfL believes this is especially important as it provides a convenient interchange for local London Overground and London Tramlink services, both of which are seeing increases in passenger usage since they were first introduced. The bus station is used by 8m passengers a year and sees 150 buses pass every hour.