The New Interchange at Elmers End


Almost exactly a year ago, work began on the new transport interchange at Elmers End.

This has now been completed and finally opened on the 5th of February (it had originally been scheduled to open in December last year).

As can be seen from the pictures below, it features an access path to the original down platform exit, which leads to the footbridge across to the bay platform on the western side of station used by trams. The exit has an Oyster reader but currently no ticket machine (either for tram or for train).

Also visible in the photos is the new double-deck Tesco carpark, as part of which the interchange project was undertaken.

So far, it appears that the 54 and 289 are the services which will use the interchange, although the junction layout would seem to permit buses from the Anerley direction to turn in and out of the interchange if needed.

The exit on to main road is via new set of traffic lights just visible in front of shops in the last picture below. The main junction lights have also been remodelled.

Thanks to RP for both pictures and commentary

Written by John Bull
John Bull is the Editor of London Reconnections. A transport journalist and historian, his writing often focuses on the political or strategic challenges facing London's transport network and beyond.