Croydon Council and Transport for London (TFL) will begin an upgrade to East Croydon’s bus station later this month as part of an ongoing £5.4m joint project.
The overall £5.4m scheme is a joint project between the Mayor of London, TfL, Network Rail and Croydon Council as part of the Delivering for Croydon programme to improve the borough streets, squares and open spaces.
They say these improvements will ensure easier connections for people moving between buses, trains and trams at East Croydon, and provide better links between eastbound and westbound bus stops.
The current bus station in Addiscombe Road dates to the late 1990s, and the upgrade will involve new shelters, better lighting and new signposts. It will also include improved pedestrian access, new public seating and tree planting.
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning stated: “Croydon already plays a big part in keeping London moving, and this role will only get bigger with the borough’s huge ongoing regeneration.
“That’s why we and TfL are upgrading the outdated East Croydon bus station with better signs, lighting, paving and planting so this gateway to the town centre is more welcoming and easier to navigate. We would ask our residents, workers and visitors to bear with us while we make these much-needed improvements.”
The upgrade starts on October 31, and nearby stops will temporarily take on all services provided by the current bus station until the works are completed in March.