Category Archives: Transport

Mind the digital gap: survey finds 1.5m Londoners ‘left behind’

Tube strikes notwithstanding, transport watchdog London TravelWatch has today published a report that shows 1.5million people in the capital are unable to buy a bus, Tube or tram ticket because they can’t use or don’t have access to a smartphone … Continue reading

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TfL needs to find £50m to replace Croydon’s oldest trams

Transport for London needs to replace two-thirds of its fleet of trams – but still has to secure the funding to pay for them. The original 24 Bombardier-built trams have been trundling from Beckenham Junction and New Addington through Croydon … Continue reading

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42 evacuated as candle causes Lansdowne Road flat blaze

Some 42 people had to be evacuated when fire broke out in a building in central Croydon last night, prompting the London Fire Brigade to issue another warning about the dangers of careless use of candles. A small part of … Continue reading

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Perry starts back-pedalling over borough’s low traffic schemes

Less than six months into what was supposed to be a properly monitored 18-month trial of traffic-reducing measures, the council has announced a series of ‘drop-in sessions’ for residents to air their views on CHNs. By PAUL LUSHION, environment correspondent … Continue reading

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Tram service to Wimbledon to be suspended for 11 days

There will be no tram service between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane from Wednesday February 8 until Sunday February 19, while Transport for London carries out work to replace track in the Mitcham area. This work, which involves a modest 150metres … Continue reading

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Passengers suffer ‘panic attacks’ in crowds at London Bridge

Some Croydon commuters were left distressed and concerned as they attempted to make their journeys home from London Bridge last night, with some reports from the station of delayed passengers being “kettled” and some suffering panic attacks. The overcrowding at … Continue reading

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Amazon invites you to check out its store with no check-outs

A new supermarket opened in central Croydon this morning that promises value products and, with the use of Amazon technology, no queues and no check-outs. There’s also introductory money-off offers that can save first-time shoppers £10. Amazon Fresh has opened … Continue reading

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TfL confirms 6% fare rises for capital’s buses, Tube and trams

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today confirmed that the capital’s bus, Tube and tram fares will go up by almost 6per cent, an increase imposed by central government as part of last year’s post-covid bail-out. Mayor Khan said there was … Continue reading

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All change! Town centre one-way system to get re-opened

After repeated calls to unlock the poorly-implemented covid one-way system and the pedestrianised zone around Croydon High Street – including criticisms raised here on  Inside Croydon – the council has today announced a re-routing scheme for buses and cycle lanes … Continue reading

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Network Rail promises 5G connectivity on Brighton Mainline

Passengers on the Brighton Mainline service are being promised significantly improved connectivity for their mobile devices, following the signing of a 25-year contract between Network Rail and two tech firms. Mobile phone network Three UK will host its mobile voice … Continue reading

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Town centre stations should be the focus for future vision

With more shops closing and others reducing their floor space in the run-down Whitgift Centre, ANDREW PELLING looks east for solutions to address the town centre’s retail decline The continued loss of retail outlets in Croydon comes as high street … Continue reading

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Passenger group concerned over Surrey’s cuts to bus routes

A public transport group representing passengers in Croydon, Sutton and Surrey has warned against widespread cuts to bus services implied in a consultation conducted by Surrey County Council. Surrey CC failed to consult the East Surrey Transport Committee directly, and … Continue reading

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Official: East Croydon among Britain’s worst stations for delays

‘The failures of privatisation are coming home to roost financially and in terms of dysfunctionality’, according to one railways expert after research shows half of services through Croydon’s busiest station are delayed East Croydon has been named as one of … Continue reading

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School street scheme scrapped on road next to Mayor’s home

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council last week rejected a healthy schools street scheme that might have displaced traffic to a road of million-pound houses where Jason Perry now lives. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES A school street scheme was rejected by … Continue reading

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Safety experts call for action over drivers using mobile phones

Road safety experts say it’s time for a zero-tolerance approach to the use of mobile phones while driving, calling for the police to confiscate mobile phones from drivers on the spot if they are seen using them behind the wheel. … Continue reading

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Selhurst rail engineer wins multicultural apprentice prize

The feeling of rejection can be hard to handle, but Maro Sakpere used his knockback as an opportunity to enter the world of rail another way. Four years on and Sakpere has just picked up the transport and logistics apprentice … Continue reading

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Croydon South’s Labour contender gets backing from MP Reed

Will they ever learn? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest fumbling efforts by the Labour Party to organise a selection process in Croydon The Croydon Labour Party and their bosses at London Region have lost none of their capacity … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan announces reprieve for doomed bus services

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today abandoned proposals to axe one-fifth of London’s bus routes, following a massive backlash from passengers, unions and politicians. The Transport for London consultation held earlier this year drew 20,000 responses from across the … Continue reading

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Subway fire sparked fears for Seifert’s landmark building

Six fire engines were called out to a blaze underneath the No1 Croydon building last night. The London Fire Brigade this morning clarified that the fire was in a pedestrian subway on Addiscombe Road, close to East Croydon Station, and … Continue reading

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Cheaper fares on Southern and Thameslink through December

Govia, operator of Thameslink and Southern trains, has released Advance Fares for the festive period. Passengers can save up to 45per cent by booking in advance, compared to buying their tickets on the day. “Not only is taking the train … Continue reading

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Croydon artist’s works included in major Mall exhibition

Croydon artist Matt Bannister has had three of his works chosen for an exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, which opens tomorrow. Bannister’s works – “Mini Croydon” 2, 3 and 4 – were all painted, acrylic on canvas, this year. … Continue reading

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Union calls on Mayor Khan to intervene in TfL pension dispute

Strikes will hit London’s transport network tomorrow as Unite members at Transport for London, London Underground and Croydon Trams take action to defend their pensions, pay and jobs. Due to shift patterns, services could also be hit on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Civic service to mark 6th anniversary of Croydon tram crash

Croydon will remember those who lost their lives in the Sandilands tram crash at a civic ceremony in New Addington this Wednesday, November 9. The ceremony is set to begin at 11am at Central Parade, where a memorial was installed … Continue reading

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Trams union say FirstGroup ‘torpedoed’ ACAS pay deal

There could be more strikes on the tram network in the run-up to Christmas after union officials said that the operating company “torpedoed” a pay deal. The tram network is operated on behalf of Transport for London by Tram Operations … Continue reading

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Watch how you touch in to avoid paying your fare twice

A London commuter organisation is warning rail and Tube passengers to avoid using separate smart devices to pay for their journeys – because they risk paying twice. London TravelWatch says that passengers who touch in with their mobile phone and … Continue reading

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