Victoria Coach Station

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For the London Buses station, see Victoria bus station.
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station (logo).svg
Victoria Coach Station.jpg
Location Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria, London, SW1
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°29′35″N 0°08′55″W / 51.4931°N 0.1486°W / 51.4931; -0.1486Coordinates: 51°29′35″N 0°08′55″W / 51.4931°N 0.1486°W / 51.4931; -0.1486
Owned by Transport for London
Operated by Transport for London
Bus stands 22
Bus operators 15
Connections Victoria National Rail London Underground
History
Opened 1932; 84 years ago (1932)
Traffic
Passengers 14 million (2013/14)
Location
Victoria Coach Station is located in Central London
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station
Location within Central London

Victoria Coach Station is the largest coach station in London, located in the central district of Victoria in the City of Westminster. It serves as a terminus for many medium- and long-distance coach services in the United Kingdom and is also the departure point for many countryside coach tours originating from London. It is operated by Victoria Coach Station Limited, a subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL).[1]

It should not be confused with the nearby Green Line Coach Station for Green Line Coaches, or with Victoria bus station which serves London Buses operated by TfL.

History[edit]

Victoria Coach Station was opened at its present site in Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, in 1932, by London Coastal Coaches, a consortium of coach operators. The building is in a distinctive Art Deco style, the architects for which were Wallis, Gilbert and Partners.[2] In 1970 the coach operators' association which managed the station became a subsidiary of the National Bus Company.[2]

In 1988, ownership of Victoria Coach Station Limited was transferred to London Transport. In 2000, Transport for London was formed and took over the station.

The freeholder of the site, Grosvenor Group, announced in 2013 that it wishes to redevelop the site and relocate the station elsewhere in London.[3] However, the building was listed at Grade II by English Heritage in 2014.[4]

Operation[edit]

Victoria Coach Station has separate arrival and departure terminals which are located on opposite sides of Elizabeth Street. The main departures building includes food and retail outlets, left-luggage facilities and a ticket hall.

There are 21 departure gates, with the site covering 3.3 acres (13,000 m2). In the 12 months to March 2014, 14 million passengers travelled on 240,000 services to and from the station.[5]

Services are operated by:[6]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 211, 239, C1 and N11 service the coach station. It is a short walk from Victoria train station.

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