Bromley town centre improvements

Posted on: February 12, 2019

Travelling into Bromley town centre and changes to traffic flow on Ethelbert and Ravensbourne Rd.

From Monday 11th March for up to 8 weeks the next phase of our work in Bromley Town Centre will commence.

This will include extensive improvements at the junction of Elmfield Road with The High Street.

The intention is that the high street will be closed just before the junction pictured, with no vehicular access beyond that point from Elmfield Rd or Ethelbert Rd.


We are contacting you as you are a resident or business on a road that will form part of the diversion route.

Please see the diagram overleaf along with important details regarding our diversion plans alongside.

The bullet points marked in red will have interest to those residents in Ravensbourne and Ethelbert Rd.


• There will be no access onto the high street from Elmfield Road, however cars and deliveries will be able to access and egress Elmfield road from Kentish way, as far as The Glades services entrance.

• Vehicles leaving Elmfield Rd will then have to follow a diversion marked in pale blue on the map, which is attached.

• When approaching The High Street from Bromley South, the diversion route will take you down Ravensbourne Rd and then up Ringers Rd to access the High Street once again.

• Ethelbert Rd and the continuation of Ravensbourne Rd, beyond the junction with Ringers Rd, will be made two way. Some parking will be suspended to take account of two way passing of traffic at this point.

• Access to Churchill way from Ethelbert Rd, will not be affected.

• Display boards will be installed on all the routes into Bromley.

• There will be no access onto the High Street from Ethelbert Rd.

• To avoid u turns in the high street all businesses on the lower part of the high street(south) should remind their delivery companies to use the diversion route pictured.

If you are travelling into Bromley town centre by bus:

Bus routes 61, 208, 261, 320, 336, 358, and N199 will be diverted via Kentish Way and will not serve stops named ‘Cromwell Avenue’, ‘Bromley South Station’, ‘Elmfield Road / The Mall’ and ‘Bromley High Street / The Mall’. Bus routes 119, 138, 146, 162, 314, 352, 367, 638 and N3 will be diverted via Masons Hill and Kentish Way meaning they do not serve stops named ‘Bromley South Station’, ‘Elmfield Road / The Mall’ and Bromley High Street / The Mall’. Route 126 should be able to run as normal but in some cases may need to start and terminate from Bromley North Station. There will be temporary bus stops located on Kentish Way during closure. Buses will be heavily delayed so please allow extra time for your journey.

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Thank you for your understanding and support

Every effort is being made to minimise disruption and your understanding and support is appreciated in advance.If further specific information is needed, please contact Conway’s Helen McConnell who can be contacted, for help and advice. Helen, the Liaison Officer is the scheme contact for businesses and residents. Helen can be contacted on Mobile Tel 07917 518 529 or email


Source: [Conway, Bromley & Croydon Transport]