Category Archives: Commuting

Civic ceremonies and choir to mark tram crash anniversary

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment, in which seven Croydon residents died. A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary will take place at Central Parade, New Addington, near the homes of many of those passengers who … Continue reading

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TfL admits need to consult over New Addington tram changes

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on how the regional transport authority has been caught out by reports on this website, and has been forced to consult over its tram proposals Transport for London has been forced to postpone its proposed changes … Continue reading

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Delays on track for TfL over proposals to change tram service

Could Transport for London be about to back down over its proposed changes to the tram network? JEREMY CLACKSON reports Transport for London’s plan to radically alter the tram service from New Addington and Elmers End to Wimbledon, due to … Continue reading

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Former Mayor of Croydon decides to stand down from council

Another senior member of the Labour group at the Town Hall has decided not to stand at next May’s council elections. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, a councillor in South Norwood ward since 2010, announced his decision to colleagues yesterday. Trakas-Lawlor is the … Continue reading

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Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … Continue reading

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All change on trams as TfL decides Elmers has reached an end

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on an end to direct tram services from New Addington to Wimbledon The operators of the Croydon tram system are to introduce drastic changes in the service next month – without consulting their passengers, or … Continue reading

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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

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