Category Archives: East Croydon

TfL’s £28m tram loop that benefits no one but Westfield

CROYDON COMMENTARY: VALERIE HUNTER has been digging into Transport for London’s documents on its plans to impose a new loop of tram track around the town centre. And she’s found the scheme is not all that the City Hall transport … Continue reading

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#Southernfail: There’s no need to cancel night trains

Suspicions mount over the true reason behind Southern withdrawing overnight trains from Victoria to East Croydon, as our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports There has never been any real need to cancel all though-the-night train services between Victoria and East … Continue reading

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Taxman moves in to hi-tech new offices at Ruskin Square

The taxman opened its new Croydon offices yesterday, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 Ruskin Square. The offices, built as part of Stanhope and Schroders development of the “Croydon Gateway” site next to East Croydon Station, will provide work space … Continue reading

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Boozepark applies to extend bar opening times until 1am

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, has found some interesting documents on the council’s planning site Within nine months of opening, and Boxpark has been applying to Croydon Council to drop some of the conditions linked to its planning permission … Continue reading

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Planners wave away environmental tests on 44-storey prefabs

The planning department at Croydon Council has decided to allow proposals for a 44-storey residential tower block at East Croydon to go into the planning process without undergoing any independent Environmental Impact Assessment. One planning expert contacted by Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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East Croydon has 3 of the 5 worst train journeys in Britain

Three of the five most overcrowded and uncomfortable rail services in the country operate out of East Croydon, it has been reported today. The news is further evidence – not that any is needed – for those commuters who endure … Continue reading

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‘Stooge’ Philp draws scorn for Walter Mitty role in rail dispute

Transport reporter JEREMY CLACKSON on a breakthrough in the dispute on Southern trains, as the unions call off industrial action after agreeing to talks with the minister following much hard lobbying by commuter group ABC Chris Philp, the Tory MP … Continue reading

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