Powell first joined TfL in 2003 from Atkins in has held a number of roles across the agency, including Director of Strategy and Service Development at London Underground.
Engineers will use the traditionally quieter festive period to carry out essential improvement work on tracks, roads and signalling, while Network Rail will also be carrying out engineering work that will affect some TfL services.
Increased congestion and major roadworks are being blamed for the number of bus journeys in London falling by almost 3 times the rate seen elsewhere in England. DfT figures show that outside London, the number of journeys made in 2016/17 was down 0.8% when compared with 2015/16, versus a fall of 2.3% in the capital.
The work will deliver “dramatic changes” including the introduction of segregated cycle lanes, wider footpaths and a full redesign of “the intimidating” junction.
The station is one of dozens being closed by the Met and Mayor Sadiq Khan as they try and absorb the latest round of budget cuts.