Category Archives: East Croydon

Brighton mainline rail improvements to be axed in Tory cuts

Long-planned improvements to the London to Brighton mainline railway outside Croydon, including rebuilding East Croydon Station and unblocking a bottleneck near Selhurst, could be scrapped as part of government post-covid cut-backs. Network Rail rates the lines around Croydon as the … Continue reading

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Council puts hotel and College Green up for sale for just £40m

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Two prime sites, owned by the council, are the latest public assets to be off-loaded on the cheap. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The cash-strapped council’s fire-sale of public assets continues, with the Croydon Park Hotel and College … Continue reading

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Station mural offers new, welcoming look to East Croydon

A new, large-scale mural is due to be unveiled later today, the latest effort to clean-up the town centre’s somewhat run-down image.

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Fire Brigade ‘concerns’ over safety of 44-storey tower

The fire brigade has expressed concerns about the fire safety of the “unusual methods” of construction of the world’s tallest prefab, the black twin towers on George Street opposite East Croydon Station. Inside Croydon revealed in February that delays with … Continue reading

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MP calls on Chancellor for fairer funding for south London

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, used a speech in parliament’s Budget debate yesterday to repeat her call for East Croydon Station to be “re-zoned” in the capital’s public transport fares system to Zone 4 – even though her … Continue reading

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Weekend rail services into Victoria to be disrupted until June

Tomorrow will see the start of a near-two-year programme of signalling engineering works on the railway lines into Victoria Station which will see services into the London terminus from East Croydon cancelled or diverted on eight weekends through until June. … Continue reading

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GTR train services into London Bridge cut back from Monday

Rail passengers in south London only found out today that they will bear the brunt of service cutbacks, when Govia Thameslink Railway published revised timetables on its website this morning. The timetable changes apply from Monday, and the worst affected … Continue reading

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George Street’s wind tunnel is causing dangerous problems

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There could be a towering reason for the second closure in a year of the area in front of East Croydon Station because of damage to the building’s glass canopy, according to DAN MAERTENS In some ways, the … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s canopy repairs see tram services disrupted

Works are to be carried out by Network Rail at East Croydon Station overnight and through Sunday to repair and replace damaged parts of the glass canopy over the pedestrian area on George Street. It is the second time in … Continue reading

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After 22 years, Thameslink is back on London’s Tube map

After a break of 22 years, London’s Tube map is back on track as far as Thameslink is concerned. Thameslink, which includes services from East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Purley, Sutton and Wimbledon into London Bridge, Blackfriars and St Pancras, will … Continue reading

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Railway group launches appeal to sock it to homelessness

Govia Thameslink Railway, the country’s largest rail network which operates services through East Croydon, South Croydon, Selhurst and Norwood Junction stations on Southern and Thameslink routes, will join forces once with a variety of its regional charity partners again this … Continue reading

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Sutton Cancer Hub and south of Croydon to get new bus routes

With no prospect of the long-requested tram extension to the Royal Marsden Hospital, TfL is consulting on new and re-routed bus services around Belmont, Sutton, Purley, Addiscombe and Waddon, as our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Croydon and Sutton are … Continue reading

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It’s ok not to be ok: East Croydon station gets the message

Commuters using East Croydon station this morning will have seen their route to the platforms made more colourful by a series of artful messages, installed by Govia Thameslink Railway across some of its busiest transport hubs today – Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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Selhurst homes and businesses face demolition for rail scheme

Thirty-three homes in Selhurst and business premises on a light industrial estate all face demolition, under plans from Network Rail to provide a long-term solution to congestion on the London-to-Brighton mainline. Network Rail’s Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme – or CARS … Continue reading

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Pub gardeners’ question time: Builders has others in the shade

Just where is the best beer garden to go in post-lockdown Croydon for a socially distanced, covid-safe drink with old mates? KEN TOWL, pictured right in his best new normal going-out gear, needed no second invitation to try a few … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … Continue reading

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Let’s build new tram lines with routes where people want to go

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The ‘Fantasy Tram Network’ map, showing the various undeveloped extensions and new destinations which have been spurned over the past 20 years, underlines the desperate need for better public transport in south London, says STEPHEN SPARK Thanks for … Continue reading

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East to go North – Network Rail wants to move a whole station

Network Rail want to make the earth move for commuters. Or, at least, they want to move East Croydon Station. The railway infrastructure body this week released the latest version of its plans for what they call the Croydon Area … Continue reading

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East Croydon expansion plans are to go online from Monday

The latest stage of Network Rail’s consultation over the expansion of East Croydon Station, improvements at Norwood Junction, the rebuilding of Windmill Bridge and the unblocking of the railway bottleneck at the Selhurst junction, will be launched online on Monday. … Continue reading

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Putting Mr Blobby in charge is Newman’s latest blunder

TOWN HALL SKETCH: If a council’s planning deliberations have to be seen and heard to meet the requirements for democracy laid down by law, then Croydon could be in a spot of trouble, writes WALTER CRONXITE Well, that was a … Continue reading

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Planning officials warn of coronavirus risks of co-living towers

A south London council has raised the alarm about the deadly health risks inherent from high-density tower blocks offering “co-living” accommodation, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing. The concerns aired in Wandsworth over a … Continue reading

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Tram ticket inspector is 29th London transport worker to die

A ticket inspector on Croydon’s trams is the 29th transport worker in London to die from coronavirus, according to reports from the BBC this morning. The man, believed to be in his late 50s, is as yet unnamed. “Sadly, a … Continue reading

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£120m Brick by Brick scheme to get ‘virtual’ planning meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how Croydon Council is using the pandemic lockdown to lock out the public from the planning process Council leader Tony Newman has ignored calls from residents’ groups, his own Labour councillors and a local MP … Continue reading

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All aboard! Thameslink repaints trains in support of NHS

Govia Thameslink has today announced that they have re-painted three of their trains to reflect the public support for the NHS and key-workers. Of course, in this time of covid-19 emergency, transport workers are key workers, too – the rising … Continue reading

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Govia Thameslink expand apprentice scheme to plug skills gap

Ramla Abshir-Slevin will have had easier days at the office since starting as East Croydon Station’s apprentice station manager last month. Yesterday, the 32-year-old and her colleagues had to cope with having the station, one of the busiest in south-east … Continue reading

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