Vauxhall bus station

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Vauxhall bus station
London Buses
Vauxhall bus and tube stn building.JPG
LocationBondway, Vauxhall
Lambeth
Owned byTransport for London
Operated byLondon Buses
Bus routes2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436, N2, N87, N136
Bus stands9
Bus operators
ConnectionsVauxhall Station London Underground National Rail (adjacent)
History
Opened4 December 2004

Vauxhall bus station is a bus station in Vauxhall and is in the London Borough of Lambeth, London. It is operated by London Buses and 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 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, London Central and London General.

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 is campaigning against the demolition and has set up a petition.[5]

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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

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