Victoria bus station to close for safety works for six weeks

The busy and often crowded bus station outside Victoria Station is to close on Monday for about six weeks for urgent safety works, causing significant disruption for commuters and other travellers going into London over the Christmas period for shopping, sight-seeing or to visit the nearby Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Busy hub: the bus station outside Victoria railway station is to close for ‘about’ six weeks

Transport for London said: “All bus routes will continue to run, but temporary changes will be made to the stopping arrangements for routes that currently serve Terminus Place and Victoria bus station.”

Passengers have been encouraged to check their route before they travel on the TfL website.

Victoria Coach Station, 300 yards away on Buckingham Palace Road, is not directly affected by the works.

The adjoining Victoria railway station operates hundreds of commuter services every day, including Southern services to Croydon and the Brighton mainline.

TfL said the bus station would remain closed from Monday until “around” Friday, December 29.

The closure is necessary for “essential works to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility,” TfL said.

The Terminus Place entrance to Victoria Tube station will also be closed, with visitors advised to use the Victoria Street Entrance instead.

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2 Responses to Victoria bus station to close for safety works for six weeks

  1. Ed says:

    Very non-specific, odd there aren’t any details around this and it seems to be happening with little warning. It does need improvement though, it’s always been a bit tricky to cross as a pedestrian.

  2. Ian Kierans says:

    Probably just managed to obtain some money to do the required works and thats a safety priority.
    It will cause a few headaches and more notice would be great, but yes those crossings have become more dangerous over time, are a safety issue and really need an upgrade.
    Placement of temporary stops is sensible but will cause people traffic issues at times, cant really escape that. I would use the tube and pick up the bus at another stop dependent on crowds.

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