Vauxhall Bus Station (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3527
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you share the concern that buses stopping on the road rather than away from other traffic will run counter to the need to improve traffic flow around the gyratory?

Answer

Answer for Vauxhall Bus Station (2)

Answer for Vauxhall Bus Station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Due to the huge growth and development that continues in London, Vauxhall has been identified as a key area for a major new district centre in order to capitalise on the regeneration potential offered by the adjacent Nine Elms/Battersea development. There will be a radical regeneration of this area, not least due to Northern Line Extension.

The London Borough of Lambeth wants to deliver new homes, employment opportunities, better transport, improved social infrastructure and an increase in public spaces. As part of this, TfL is working with Lambeth to transform Vauxhall's urban realm. This will include better cycling provision and pedestrian facilities to deliver road safety improvements, while preserving crucial public transport interchange facilities and traffic flow. Through this scheme, Vauxhall will become a fitting eastern gateway to the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area.

Initial public consultation on the key principles of the scheme will be undertaken towards the end of this year, with a more detailed consultation to follow late next year (2015). I am fully aware of local desire to keep the bus station. I can assure you there will still be a centralised bus interchange facility which will better serve residents, businesses and the travelling public.  TfL aims to provide at least a comparable experience for all users of the transport interchange.