East Croydon bus station is reopening to the public today after the final phase of improvement works came to an end.
New shelters and signposts, better lighting, new public seating, improved pedestrian access and tree planting are among the improvements made to the bus station in Addiscombe Road, which dated back to the late 1990s.
The improvements around the interchange, which also includes new paving, aim to ensure easier connections for people moving between buses, trains and trams at East Croydon station, with better links between eastbound and westbound bus stops.
The works were part of a £5.4m joint project between Croydon Council and Transport for London, as part of the Delivering for Croydon programme, which aims to improve Croydon’s streets, squares and open spaces.
The first phase of the major improvements were completed last year, when cladded seating was installed on the tram platform, the carriageway was resurfaced and new paving was put in place on George Street from Wellesley Road to the station.
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “I am delighted the improvement works to East Croydon bus station are now complete and thank everyone for their patience while the works were carried out.
“East Croydon is one of the main gateways to our town centre and the previous bus station was outdated and difficult to navigate. The upgrade has ensured the area around the station is accessible, welcoming and attractive to visitors and residents alike, giving the best first impressions of Croydon.”