West Croydon Bus Station
01/10/2014 20:39:00......Posted by Yvette Hopley
West Croydon bus station is to close until 2016 during a multi-million-pound refurbishment. No buses will stop at the station, which is used by around eight million passengers a year, from Saturday.
Transport for London (TfL) said the upgrade would create a more spacious environment for passengers, as well as improving lighting, customer information, disabled access and CCTV coverage.
The renovation, which will also see a shop open in the station, has been designed to accommodate a 20 per cent increase in passengers projected to result from the transformation of Croydon town centre.
TfL said work was scheduled for completion in early 2016.
Currrently an average of 150 buses an hour serve the station, which was built in 1983 and provides an interchange between the Tramlink and London Overground networks.
During the refurbishment, the last stop for the nine bus routes that currently terminate at West Croydon will be in St Michael's Road.
There will be no alternative stop to West Croydon station during the closure, with TfL instead telling passengers to board buses at the next stop of their route. Twenty-three bus routes currently call at the station.
TfL said additional staff would be at the station before and during the closure to help passengers and apologise for an inconvenience caused by these works.
Changes to bus routes
Buses that currently terminate at West Croydon (routes 154, 166, 194, 367, 403, 405, 412, 450, 689, T33) will terminate at St Michael's Road during the upgrade
Buses that currently travel along Tamworth Road (routes 264, 407 and 410) will instead stop in Poplar Walk
Routes 157 and 455 will stop in Wellesley Road
Passengers who usually board at West Croydon station should board at the next stop instead