Category Archives: Commuting

City Hall to debate Mayor investigation of TfL role in tram crash

The role of Transport for London officials in the withholding of “critical safety evidence” from the official investigation into the causes of the 2016 Sandilands tram crash is to be debated at City Hall this week. Mayor Sadiq Khan is … Continue reading

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Scott unveils secret plan to build 12,000 flats beside Purley Way

EXCLUSIVE: Under pressure over rising housing targets, has Paul Scott found his get-out-of-jail-free card alongside the A23? KEN LEE reports Having spent the past five years excusing the overdevelopment of neighbourhoods throughout the borough by claiming that there are no … Continue reading

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All aboard the Uber bus, as Sutton starts a 12-month TfL trial

A ‘demand-responsive’ bus service has come to south London, and TOM BOWELL, pictured left, got on board to put it to the test Transport for London has recently begun a 12-month pilot of demand-responsive buses in Sutton. Like Uber mini-cabs, … Continue reading

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How Lime puts the squeeze on bike riders, at 15p per minute

KEN TOWL took a ride on one of the new dockless e-bikes that can be found in the borough, so that you don’t have to… The future has arrived in Croydon, and the future is green. Lime green. The future … Continue reading

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Commuters to London Bridge surprised by D Day Spitfire

There was a Supermarine surprise for passengers at London Bridge this morning as a full-scale replica Spitfire fighter aircraft appeared in the station concourse, above. Network Rail has teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to create this installation to … Continue reading

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TfL’s Crossrail debts seem certain to shunt Sutton tram link

All prospect of City Hall or the government stumping up the £330million-plus needed to build an extension to the Croydon tram network appears to have vanished. Finance reports released last week by Transport for London show that further delays to … Continue reading

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

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