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August 2005
London bus stations don't often merit an article about architecture in broadsheet newspapers, but the newly opened one in Vauxhall did.   Designed by Arup, some say it resembles a ski slope [left], while the architects say it echo the swoops of the London underground network.   Regardless it is an impressive building - a long ribbon of steel [above left] with unusual building structures [top right], safe walkways [above right] and good signage [below left].   It is the second busiest London bus station (after Victoria) and is served by 2000 buses a day including artics from London Central [below centre] and ever expanding Travel London [below right].
All photos taken in May 2005.   Click to enlarge
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London Central PVL416 (LX54GZV), a Plaxton bodied Volvo B7TL
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