Peckham Bus Garage

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0483
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

I believe that the TfL owned bus garage in Peckham is in need of a project to improve the public environment and to create business opportunities and better public facilities. Do you see the Cross River Tram as bringing an opportunity to create a new and more attractive and user-friendly bus station for Peckham? How will such proposals be raised and considered by TfL in the context of the London Tram scheme?

Answer

Answer for Peckham Bus Garage

Answer for Peckham Bus Garage

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

One of the many benefits of the Cross River Tram (CRT) is to bring regeneration opportunities to areas such as Peckham. The bus station north of the shopping centre is owned by TfL and is an excellent example of where integrated regeneration can bring these benefits.

TfL has just embarked on full public consultation of the route options for CRT. This will help to establish a preferred route for this scheme. Once we have a preferred route we can then focus on local issues with local people, in particular listening to citizens and stakeholders' views about improvements to public spaces, urban realm and integrated design.

One of those local issues will be the proposed location of depot sites, one of which is adjacent to the bus garage located on Blackpool road, operated by London Central and leased to them by the London Borough of Southwark. Any designs for a depot site here would be carefully integrated into the current bus garage and would be a further opportunity to enhance the urban realm and public perception of the area.

Our borough focussed consultation in the New Year will be an appropriate forum to raise work together on such proposals.