Category Archives: East Croydon

Tory government rail cuts cause more commuter misery

Conservative ministers might expect us to return to work ‘as normal’, but they’re doing less-than-nothing to provide a transport service at pre-pandemic levels, reports JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent New rail timetables are to be implemented from Monday, with Croydon, Purley … Continue reading

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Government offers 1m cut-price rail tickets in ‘first-ever sale’

It is hard not to be cynical when, with the Prime Minister a proven liar and law-breaker and further Partygate revelations expected this week, his government ministers keep reaching into public funds to find distractions and enticements for the public. … Continue reading

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Government is about to let #SouthernFail off the hook again

In what one campaign group has today described to Inside Croydon as “outrageous news”, the Department of Transport is close to handing a six-year rail operator’s renewal contract to Govia Thameslink Railway, who run trains through East Croydon, South Croydon … Continue reading

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Southern say they won’t increase rail services before mid-May

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on some disappointing news for communters It could be another eight weeks, at least, before Southern and Thameslink rail services running through East Croydon and Norwood Junction return to anything even resembling a full timetable. … Continue reading

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Nearly 10 years on, Bridge To Nowhere close to completing

One of the longest-running developments in the town centre is a step closer to completion, and East Croydon Station’s notorious Bridge To Nowhere a little closer to finally linking through to Addiscombe. The topping-out ceremony was held last week at … Continue reading

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£81.3m fine strengthens case against Southern’s new franchise

The companies behind Southern and Thameslink railways cannot be trusted and should not be given a franchise renewal at the end of March argue campaign groups who helped uncover a massive fares fraud. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, reports Rail passenger … Continue reading

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Residents’ plans to erase Addiscombe’s magic roundabout

There is a public meeting being held tomorrow night to discuss plans to reshape the junction of Cherry Orchard Road and Lower Addiscombe Road to make it more pedestrian-friendly. The radical plans being proposed would remove the current mini-roundabout outside … Continue reading

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90mph winds send pedestrians and bricks flying in Croydon

STORM VIDEO SPECIAL: The wind tunnel caused by East Croydon’s tall towers send pedestrians tumbling, while a Brick by Brick build in South Norwood is disintegrating, brick by brick, and Mitcham Road is blocked off by felled trees Footage shot … Continue reading

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Southern offers hope of relief from East Croydon Crush Hour

After nearly three months of misery heaped on inconvenience, long-suffering Southern and Thameslink passengers think they might just be about to spot some light at the end of a very long tunnel of poor service. Southern has this morning issued … Continue reading

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Rail works to cut off Purley and East Croydon for rest of month

Rail passengers in south London and the south-east, after having had direct journeys into Victoria closed off during December and January, now face nine days later this month when routes to the south of the Brighton Main Line are shut … Continue reading

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Commuters start legal case to re-nationalise Southern Rail

Campaign group Bring Back British Rail has today begun a crowdfunded legal action to challenge the Tory government and take the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise back into public ownership. Southern has acquired a richly deserved reputation as … Continue reading

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200 fewer trains per day after Govia’s latest timetable cuts

The rail operators running Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express “services” are providing 200 trains a day less than they were running this time last month. That’s according to a senior official at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). All services into Victoria … Continue reading

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Govia now announces train cancellations ‘until further notice’

Insiders suspect that poor driver recruitment and a desire to avoid fines are behind the latest service cancellations. PLUS: Full details of the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express cancelled services Commuters, shoppers and tourists wanting to travel into central London … Continue reading

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Southern shut down Victoria Station services for extra week

Southern has cancelled all trains to and from Victoria Station until mid-January, citing pandemic-related staff shortages as its reason. This comes on top of the planned closures from Christmas Eve until Jan4 for engineering and signalling upgrades. No Southern services … Continue reading

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No train services to Victoria Station for 10 days after Christmas

There will be no rail services between East Croydon, Streatham, Clapham Junction and Victoria from Christmas Day until Monday January 3, as major track and signalling work is carried out. After Boxing Day, there will be a (reduced and covid-affected) … Continue reading

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Route masters let TfL know what they think of bus changes

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON takes a closer look at TfL’s proposed changes to 13 routes through Croydon and Sutton, and discovers residents’ groups and ward councillors sceptical about the service reductions London Mayor Sadiq Khan has recently said that … Continue reading

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Rail operator Govia faces landmark £73m tribunal challenge

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on a landmark court case which seeks to show that the rail operator behind Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services has been over-charging passengers A legal claim for compensation of up to £73million was made … Continue reading

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All square at Wendy’s when they offer a feast for the eyes

They’ve been queueing around the block on George Street to try out Croydon’s newest burger joint, but BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, got in there early to find out what all the fuss is about It’s unusual for me to … Continue reading

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Call for objections to scheme that threatens No1 Croydon

Councillors in Addiscombe are asking the public to lodge objections to a planning application for a tall tower block – another one – close to East Croydon Station. Developers Fifth State want to demolish the unprepossessing CityLink House office building … Continue reading

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Addiscombe’s The Alma gets a £360,000 Croydon facelift

Work began this week on a £360,000 refurbishment project to bring The Alma Tavern on Lower Addiscombe Road back into business for the New Year. The Alma has been closed since the first covid lockdown in March 2020, but Heineken … Continue reading

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Save The Glam campaigners ask community to buy a share

Crunch time is approaching the Save the Glamorgan campaign, as they are asking supporters to dig into their pockets to secure the future of the 170-year-old building on Cheery Orchard Road, close to East Croydon Station. The group that was … Continue reading

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Fraud squad sent in over £25m Southeastern ‘breach of faith’

Govia, the rail operators who run the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express franchises through East Croydon, have been stripped of their Southeastern operation and face a possible Serious Fraud Office investigation into the withholding of £25million of payments going back … Continue reading

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Oysters to get a weekly cap for rail and Tube from Monday

Millions of Londoners will never need to buy a weekly Travelcard again, after Transport for London announced this morning that it will be introducing weekly capping on Oysters for adult pay as you go Tube and rail passengers from Monday, … Continue reading

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Glamorgan campaigners in race against time to save old pub

The clock is ticking for campaigners to save an historic pub near East Croydon Station, with less than three months to raise the money to buy the building from its current owners. The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road has been … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail say they’re ‘very sorry’, they just can’t manage

Govia Thameslink Railway say they are “very sorry” for the shoddy service they have been providing all year, but particularly in August, on Southern and Thameslink trains, but they continue to blame the “Pingdemic” for driver shortages and short-notice cancellations. … Continue reading

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