Vauxhall bus station

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Vauxhall bus station
London Buses
Vauxhall bus and tube stn building.JPG
The bus station in 2009
General information
LocationBondway, Vauxhall
Lambeth
Owned byTransport for London
Operated byLondon Buses
Bus routes2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436, 452, N2, N87, N136
Bus stands9
Bus operators
ConnectionsVauxhall Station London Underground National Rail (adjacent)
History
Opened4 December 2004; 17 years ago (2004-12-04)

Vauxhall bus station is a bus station in Vauxhall, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is operated by London Buses and owned and maintained by Transport for London, and is the second busiest bus station in the city.[1]

The 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 Associates.[3] It incorporates two cantilevered 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, Go-Ahead London (London Central, London General) and Tower Transit.

Connections[edit]

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 campaigned against the demolition and set up a petition to pressure the government to reconsider. An attempt to get the bus station Listed building status failed in 2014.[5]

By 2019 the plans were to build two residential tower blocks on the site, at heights of 53 and 42 floors, with a new bus station on the ground floor. A four-day public inquiry into the future of the project began in December 2019.[6] In April 2020, Robert Jenrick upheld the development decisions and demolition was approved.[7]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vauxhall's glamorous new bus station The Guardian 11 April 2005
  2. ^ Bus passengers first to enjoy benefits of Vauxhall Interchange Transport for London 1 September 2004
  3. ^ "VAUXHALL CROSS". Arup Associates. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ Vauxhall Bus Station demolition may cost 25 million pounds Arts London News 12 February 2014
  5. ^ "Save Vauxhall Bus Station: Kennington, Oval & Vauxhall tell the planners and politicians where to get off". The Vauxhall Society. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014.
  6. ^ Brignal, Mattie (3 December 2019). "Four day public inquiry on decision to demolish Vauxhall Bus Station". South London News. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Vauxhall bus station set for demolition". www.ianvisits.co.uk. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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