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Commuters face 18 months’ disruption as bus station closes

More disruption to croydon

Inside Croydon

West Croydon Bus Station closes this weekend, with 18 months’ worth of disruption ahead for bus, tram and rail passengers as works are undertaken to reconfigure the interchange at the north end of the Whitgift Centre.

An artist's idealised imagining of the new West Croydon Bus Station. Notice the near-total absence of buses. Or people... An artist’s imagining of the new West Croydon Bus Station. Notice how few buses, or people, there are …

Each year, eight million passengers use West Croydon Bus Station, which as well as being an interchange with the Overground service into Canary Wharf and east London and other rail lines, plus Tramlink, is also served by 23 bus routes, nine of which terminate there.

Around 150 buses pass through the bus station every hour.

Until early 2016, those buses and passengers will be re-assigned to stops and bus stands on other nearby roads, some several minutes’ walk from the railway station.

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