Vauxhall Bus Station (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3526
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

There is significant concern in my constituency over TfL's proposals for the Vauxhall Gyratory and the effect they would have on the bus interchange. Why are there no proposals that retain the Bus Station as it is?

Answer

Answer for Vauxhall Bus Station (1)

Answer for Vauxhall Bus Station (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  Thank you very much, Dick.  Yes, I hope very much that you will be pleased with the designs when they emerge.  I do not think people need to be concerned about the loss of Vauxhall Bus Station.  There will be a centralised bus interchange facility.  We may lose the ski jump, OK, but whatever happens, it will be beautiful and you will love it.  Relax. 

Richard Tracey (AM):  Yes, Mr Mayor, you obviously appreciate this is a very important subject in that part of London.  The bus station is actually in Val Shawcross’s constituency, but there are many people that live close by and even more in the future in the great Nine Elms development.  People are worried that so far, whilst they agree that the Gyratory at Vauxhall needs to go, they cannot understand why Lambeth Council and TfL have not positively included the bus station in the proposals as staying.  That is the important thing.  What we want to see in any future consultation in the near future is the retention of bus station, rather than a whole lot of bus stops. 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  There will be a centralised bus interchange facility.  That sounds to me like a station.  That is TfL for a bus station. 

Richard Tracey (AM):  I hope so.  I hope so because certainly my constituents will most definitely want a bus station. 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  I think you are going to get a bus station. 

Richard Tracey (AM):  Thank you. 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  Do not worry.  It is all going to be all right.