Vauxhall bus station

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Vauxhall Bus Station
London Buses
Vauxhall bus and tube stn building.JPG
Location Bondway, Vauxhall
Lambeth
Operated by Transport for London
Bus stands 9
Bus operators
Connections Vauxhall Station (adjacent)
History
Opened 4 December 2004

Vauxhall Bus Station serves the area of Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth, England. The station is owned and maintained by Transport for London and is the second busiest in London.[1]

The bus station, which is adjacent to the Vauxhall railway and tube stations, is situated on Bondway between Wandsworth Road, Kennington Road and Parry Street.

Layout[edit]

In 2004, bus stops were moved from outlying roads (South Lambeth Road, Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall Bridge) to a central point at the Vauxhall Cross road junction to create an improved transport interchange.[2]

The bus station was designed by Arup.[3] It incorporates two cantilvered arms that contain 167 solar panels, which provide a third of the bus station's electricity.

The nine stands are served by Transport for London contracted operators Abellio London, Arriva London, London Central and London General.

Connections[edit]

Main article: Vauxhall station

Directly south next to the bus station is Vauxhall station for London Underground Victoria line and National Rail South West Trains.

Under threat of demolition[edit]

In 2013, Lambeth Council and Transport for London announced plans to demolish the bus station to build a new High Street, as part of Vauxhall's regeneration plans.[4] The Vauxhall Society is campaigning against the demolition and has set up a petition.[5]

Security[edit]

There have been issues with people taking photographs of the bus station as it may be viewed as a security risk.[6]

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Coordinates: 51°29′08″N 0°07′27″W / 51.4855°N 0.1243°W / 51.4855; -0.1243