Category Archives: Transport

Author’s talk on Railways And The Raj, East Croydon, Jun 3

Christian Wolmar, prolific railway author and journalist, is giving a talk in Croydon next month on one of his more recent books, Railways And The Raj, The History of Indian Railways. The talk is arranged by a local Croydon railways … Continue reading

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Inter-Faith Bike Ride and Picnic in the Park, Jun 9

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Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … Continue reading

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Tram union calls off strikes after breakthrough in talks

ASLEF, the drivers’ union, has agreed to suspend this week’s tram strikes after a breakthrough in talks with FirstGroup management over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS. The strike was due to take place on Croydon Tramlink on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Peddle My Wheels pop-up bike markets, Jun 10-15

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Sutton does U-turn over plan to route HGVs into Croydon

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the latest gear change in the niggling roads dispute between south London councils over lorries trucking rubbish – including potentially radioactive waste – to and from the Beddington Lane incinerator Sutton Council has pulled up the … Continue reading

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Lime bikes are falling over themselves to be taken for a ride

This is the scene outside West Croydon railway station yesterday afternoon. The dockless Lime e-bike trial in Croydon is less than one week in, and already one of the more obvious, predictable, shortcomings with a dockless bike hire scheme was … Continue reading

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