Canada Water bus station to close for ‘around six weeks’

Canada Water Bus Station will be closed for around six weeks from tomorrow while Transport for London (TfL) carries out improvement works. 

TfL says the works are taking place to help increase capacity at the station, which is expected to come under further pressure in years to come from 10,000 new homes in the area.

The work will be carried out to improve facilities at the bus station to make it more accessible.

It will include refurbishing the canopy, improving the roads and walkways by the station and creating extra space for future additional bus services

Once completed, the scheme will increase the number of bus stops and the area allocated for bus stands.

It will allow more buses to serve the bus station, increasing public transport capacity and, in turn, enable the delivery of housing schemes in both Southwark and Lewisham.

Bus routes affected include 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, N199, P12, N381 and C10.

While the bus station is closed, the information window will remain open for customers.

Customers are advised to use nearby alternative bus stops. Stops A, B1, B2, C and D inside the bus station will be closed until mid-April, as well as stops F and G in Surrey Quays Road, with buses being diverted, or stopping short of their usual destinations.

Access to Canada Water Underground and London Overground station will remain open.

Glynn Barton, TfL’s director of buses, said: “The improvements to Canada Water bus station will mean a more convenient and comfortable experience for customers using the station. 

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this time and we’d like to thank customers for their patience and understanding while the work takes place. 

“Customers are encouraged to check their journeys using TfL’s website or the TfL Go app and allow plenty of time for their journeys during this time. Full details of the changes to bus routes and alternative stopping arrangements during the closure can be found by visiting our website.”

Pictured top: A bus at Canada Water bus station (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Au Morandarte)

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