Category Archives: East Croydon

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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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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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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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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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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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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Strike-free weekend – and Network Rail shuts down Victoria

The railway network in the capital is clear of any industrial action this weekend. But Transport for London has issued a warning to passengers because there will be no Southern or Gatwick Express services to and from Victoria Station. “During … Continue reading

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Boxpark uses England star Grealish to cash in on World Cup

Boozepark, next to East Croydon Station, is looking to cash in on England’s World Cup heroes next month, selling tickets at up to £40 a time to enter the food and booze venue on the days when Gareth Southgate’s side … Continue reading

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Southern rail worker who has proved to be a real life-saver

This week saw the annual World Suicide Prevention Day. Nathaniel Arthur, from East Croydon, has worked on the railways for three years. He has twice been involved in life-saving episodes, and his prompt action has been recognised with a lifesaver’s … Continue reading

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London’s transport prepares for the funeral of the Queen

Transport for London are “doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure people can travel safely”, according to a statement issued by Andy Byford, TfL Commissioner, as the formal public events surrounding the national mourning of the … Continue reading

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ASLEF suspend tram strikes after managers improve pay offer

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has suspended the three days of tram strike action planned for next week, after managers made an improved pay offer. “Although the improved offer does not meet our members’ aspirations, ASLEF will always look for a … Continue reading

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‘Severe disruption’ expected as tram drivers stage 3-day strike

12.30pm UPDATE: Union suspends strikes ahead of arbitration talks Managers in charge of Croydon’s tram network are predicting “severe disruption” next week, as members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, go on strike for three days for an improved pay … Continue reading

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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RMT Rally to Save London’s Public Transport, Aug 31

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Managers refuse to talk to ASLEF union ahead of tram strike

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next month, the third stoppage on the network this year. ASLEF, the tram drivers’ union, say that they have had no contact from management at Tram Operations Ltd … Continue reading

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Track replacement closes tram line to Wimbledon for 10 days

As part of Transport for London’s programme to renew the infrastructure of London Trams, work to replace nearly half a mile of track between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane will be taking place from next Monday, August 22, until Wednesday August … Continue reading

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Vanguards are taking a new turn to keep going the distance

JOHN JEFKINS reports on the 10th staging of one of the country’s toughest trail marathons, and how a famed route from East Croydon down to the Sussex coast has just taken a different direction The Vanguard Way is a popular … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: Half-price fish and chips at For Cod’s Hake

Great fish and chips are a thing of beauty, and at For Cod’s Hake, Boxpark Croydon’s Aussie-influenced new seafood restaurant, they are truly delicious. Now Inside Croydon readers can sample For Cod’s Hake’s haddock and chips for half price – … Continue reading

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Perry’s PSPO will just move ‘problems’ out of town centre

Dressed up as a ‘war on anti-social behaviour’ and used as an excuse for clearing the streets of drinkers, the latest proposals will allow the cash-strapped council to issue money-making fines for often trivial offences. By our Town Hall reporter, … Continue reading

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All change for Elizabeth Line trains on faster track to Heathrow

‘Going anywhere nice for your holidays?’ Gatwick has long been the obvious airport of choice for people from Croydon looking to jet away, but the completion of the £17.6bn CrossRail could finally provide a viable public transport route from south … Continue reading

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East Croydon locals call on council to reinstall safe crossing

If ever our loyal reader needed a reminder of how crassly incompetent the council’s planning department can be, then take a look at the busy junction of Billinton Hill and Cherry Orchard Road, which hundreds, if not thousands, of commuters … Continue reading

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