East Croydon transport improvements continue

 

Croydon Council and Transport for London (TfL) will begin an upgrade to East Croydon bus station later this month as part of an ongoing £5.4m joint project.

The current bus station in Addiscombe Road dates to the late 1990s, and the upgrade will involve new shelters, better lighting, new signposts, improved pedestrian access, new public seating and tree planting.

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 upgrade starts on 31 October, and nearby stops will temporarily take on all services served by the current bus station until the works are completed in March.

From this Monday (24 October) council staff will distribute public information leaflets about the upgrade at East Croydon bus and train stations, and more information is available on the Croydon Council website.

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 Croydon’s streets, squares and open spaces.

Under phase one of the programme that was completed earlier this year, the council and TfL installed:

• New paving on George Street between Wellesley Road and East Croydon train station
• A new road surface on George Street
• New seating and planting by the tram platforms at East Croydon train station.

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning

“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“That’s why we and TfL are upgrading the outdated East Croydon bus station with better signs, lighting, paving and planting so this gateway to the town centre is more welcoming and easier to navigate.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.”

For more information, visit the council’s website.

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