Category Archives: Christian Wolmar

Pandemic risks wrecking public transport, expert warns

London’s public transport network, which millions of Londoners depend on daily and which has taken two centuries to develop, could be permanently wrecked because of the covid-19 pandemic. That’s the warning from world-renowned transport expert Christian Wolmar. Wolmar, who sought … Continue reading

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Tram driver released on bail as crash investigation continues

Dane Chinnery is the first of the seven passengers who died in yesterday’s Sandilands tram derailment to have been named. Chinnery was 19. He was identified by friends paying tribute to him on social media, where the Crystal Palace fan … Continue reading

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Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

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London election candidates need to ‘be brave’ on transport

One of those who stood against Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for London Mayor has called upon all those standing in next month’s elections, from borough councillors upwards, to show some leadership, abandon the tendency of following the path … Continue reading

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We’re on a road to nowhere with London transport policies

A leading transport commentator has said that there’s disappointingly little to choose between London’s two leading candidates for Mayor on one of the major issues facing the capital. Christian Wolmar is one of the country’s leading transport correspondents, and was … Continue reading

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TfL takeover of commuter train service is eight years overdue

And so the political chicanery by the public school boys begins. One Old Etonian Tory, Boris Johnson, this morning handed another Old Etonian Tory, Zac Goldsmith, a parting gift as London Mayor when he announced that Transport for London is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Caroline Pidgeon, Christian Wolmar, Commuting, Coulsdon, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross, West Croydon, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Khan-do attitude sees off challenge from Blairite baroness

Sadiq Khan, the south London MP who had financial backing for his campaign from a Croydon property developer, has been selected to be Labour’s candidate to run for London Mayor next year. The announcement, made at the Festival Hall at … Continue reading

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Author Will Self declares Croydon to be a ‘sexy suburb’

For an area which was described dismissively as “having an image problem” by one of its own MPs, the perception of Croydon must be set for a thorough overhaul after the novelist, Will Self, described ours and other London suburbs … Continue reading

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If you want change, then now’s the time to vote for change

First, the declaration of interest. I have known Christian Wolmar since 1986, when we both experienced what it was like to work for Robber Maxwell. But when I suggest that all of Croydon (perhaps with the exception of serving Tory … Continue reading

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Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Central, Cycling, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones MP, Tessa Jowell, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments