Chiswick Police Station bus stop renamed

Image above: the old Chiswick Police Station building

Bus stop renamed ‘Old Market Place’

The Chiswick Police Station bus stop has been renamed ‘Old Market Place’.

Chiswick Police Station was put up for sale last year and purchased by developer Birchgrove, who will be demolishing the building to construct a new four-storey block of retirement homes.

On 25 April, an anonymous service user wrote on Transport for London’s Streetcare site:

“There are 3 bus stops on Chiswick High Rd with name ‘Chiswick Police Station’ (westbound SS and eastbound HH and II)

“Chiswick Police station has been closed and sold for development… The bus stop name ‘Chiswick Police Station’ is therefore incorrect and misleading.”

“I suggest that the new name for the bus stop should be “Old Market Place”. The bus stops are beside this location, this is the name of the location on Google maps and other mapping services, and the Market Place will be a destination of interest for bus passengers.”

At the time, TfL replied:

“Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. It was investigated by our team and regrettably we are unable to resolve it through Streetcare.

It’s unclear whether the anonymous user’s complaint led to the change, but this month the signage on the bus stop was change to Old Market Place.

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