Category Archives: Transport

39 trains are stopped in the Croydon Bottleneck in two hours

Anyone who has ever taken a train to or from East Croydon must have experienced it. The London-bound train they have just boarded pulls away from the station, only to slow to a stop for no apparent reason. Or you’ll … Continue reading

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Veteran Car Run returns to Croydon

After a two-year diversion (roadworks on the A23 at Brixton Hill, as it happens), the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run chugged and puffed its way through Croydon once again yesterday morning, with hundreds of vintage vehicles having their annual … Continue reading

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Victoria Station faces 12-day shutdown over Christmas period

Christmas is a’coming, just not by train (again). If you’re planning on going anywhere in central London over the end-of-year period, you might as well as forget trying to do so by train, as Southern has announced a host of … Continue reading

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Memorial event for tram crash to be held at New Addington

The second anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment will be marked at a civic ceremony in New Addington next week. Croydon Council has organised a short event at Central Parade in New Addington at 11am on Friday November 9. The … Continue reading

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There’s a real art to life drawing in a draughty church hall

For a borough whose politicians claim that ‘art is at the heart of regeneration’, it seems that the world’s biggest drawing festival has passed Croydon by. But KEN TOWL managed to track down a well-established group of artists who show … Continue reading

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Half of tram crash safety recommendations remain undone

Half the safety recommendations put forward after the 2016 Croydon tram crash have not been put in place, it is being reported today. Next month marks two years since the worst tram crash in this country for more than half … Continue reading

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Southern could have acted to avoid £2 cash machine charges

Southern Rail, possibly the world’s least popular train operators, could have taken steps to ensure that their passengers would not be subject to £2 transaction charges at the cash machines by East Croydon and other stations – but they chose … Continue reading

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