Category Archives: Transport

Freedom Pass-users left to wait by Southern’s new timetable

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the emerging problems of ‘clustering’ of rail services under Southern and Thameslink’s new timetable, which is due to begin – as long as there are no delays – on Sunday At Victoria Station this … Continue reading

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Veteran Car Run to return to the streets of Croydon in 2018

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will return to the roads of Croydon in November, but this time with the highly polished old bangers pootling down a street near you from two separate directions. Last autumn the car rally … Continue reading

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£2,000 per year season ticket and Purley service to get worse

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on the discovery of our loyal reader that finds some serious flaws in the new rail timetable to be implemented in a fortnight’s time The devil, as the over-used saying goes, is always in the … Continue reading

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Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

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Timetable promises to get commuter trains back on track

What does the timetable changes later this month do for the rail users of Croydon and Sutton? CHARLES KING takes a look In March, Charles Horton, the chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway, stated in the Metro newspaper that the … Continue reading

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Contractors fined £1m after worker fall at East Croydon Station

Contractors working for Network Rail at East Croydon Station have been fined nearly £1million after a painter working for them fell through a ceiling into a passenger waiting room on the platforms. BAM Nuttall and McNealy Brown were fined £900,000 … Continue reading

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More calls for TfL officials to face questions over tram crash

A public transport safety campaigner has called for a former Transport for London director to be called in for questioning over his handling of a safety audit on the tram network following the 2016 crash at Sandilands. The report was … Continue reading

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