Category Archives: Transport

Government has withheld funding for new tram safety body

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has discovered that the Tory Government has delayed releasing funds to establish a tram safety body, two years after the tram crash which killed seven people and injured 62 others at Sandilands tram stop. The … Continue reading

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Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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Tram crash victims’ families criticise delays over inquest

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Croydon tram crash in which seven people died, the families of crash victims and survivors have criticised the lengthy wait for a decision on whether to bring charges against the driver. … Continue reading

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39 trains are stopped in the Croydon Bottleneck in two hours

Anyone who has ever taken a train to or from East Croydon must have experienced it. The London-bound train they have just boarded pulls away from the station, only to slow to a stop for no apparent reason. Or you’ll … Continue reading

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Veteran Car Run returns to Croydon

After a two-year diversion (roadworks on the A23 at Brixton Hill, as it happens), the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run chugged and puffed its way through Croydon once again yesterday morning, with hundreds of vintage vehicles having their annual … Continue reading

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Victoria Station faces 12-day shutdown over Christmas period

Christmas is a’coming, just not by train (again). If you’re planning on going anywhere in central London over the end-of-year period, you might as well as forget trying to do so by train, as Southern has announced a host of … Continue reading

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Memorial event for tram crash to be held at New Addington

The second anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment will be marked at a civic ceremony in New Addington next week. Croydon Council has organised a short event at Central Parade in New Addington at 11am on Friday November 9. The … Continue reading

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