Bus station boost
by Hammersmith and Fulham Press Office
10,000 passengers a day are expected to use the newly opened White City bus station next to Westfield London.
The new bus station was unveiled last Saturday (29 November) as the final part of the £200 million worth of transport improvements negotiated by the council.
W12 has recently benefited from two new stations – Shepherds Bush Overground and Wood Lane Underground – as well as a refurbished Shepherds Bush Underground station. And now eight local bus routes will be extended to serve the new bus station and route 316, which currently runs between Cricklewood and St Charles Hospital, will also be extended to White City.
Westfield shoppers and local residents will benefit from a seamless interchange between bus, Overground, Underground and taxi services.
H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Nicholas Botterill, said: “This superb new bus station is the final part in the jigsaw for White City’s public transport infrastructure. It will be a real boost for local people and for shoppers going to Westfield.”
The bus station has been built around the historic Grade II listed red brick Dimco buildings, which date from 1898, and will handle 135 buses every hour across nine routes.