London Borough of Croydon

Improvement works to Croydon High Street between Park Street and Katharine Street and the surrounding area will take place over the next few weeks. The project is part of Croydon’s Growth Zone, a £500m programme of works being delivered by the council in partnership with Transport for London and the Greater London Authority.

Park Street

These works are part of a 12 month pilot, to improve movement and footfall across the town centre, creating better connections with North End, as well as a more pleasant space for people walking and cycling across the town centre.

Phase 1 improvements

As part of the project the following changes will be implemented:

  • Park Street will be made one way up to the junction with St George’s Walk
  • All buses that used to travel along the north end of High Street will instead travel via St George’s Walk and Katharine Street to reach the south end of High Street
  • The taxi rank on High Street will be relocated to Park Street
  • The two bus stops at the west end of Park Street will be relocated further along Park Street, to the current location of the bus stand.
  • The bus lane currently on Park Street will be removed to make way for all general traffic
  • Along St George’s Walk, the existing zebra crossing and motorcycle bays will be repositioned to allow room for the new bus stand which will have moved from Park Street.

Works will begin in early September, to enable the new traffic operations and relocation of bus and taxi stands, with the new road layout due to go live Monday 16 October 2017. The second phase of works will be around how the newly pedestrianised area of High Street is used. Croydon High Street will be closed between Katharine Street and Park Street to all traffic including buses and taxis.

High Street works

We will do everything we can to minimise disruption during these construction works, but some road users and bus passengers may experience some delays at certain times and locations.

For more details on the bus changes please see TfL’s web page.

For further information Croydon High Street improvements works, contact: Paul Forrester, programme manager paul.forrester@croydon.gov.uk.