Category Archives: TfL

Labour councillors defy Scott over Queen’s Hotel expansion

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on an against-the-odds victory for residents over the council’s planning machine For the second time in little more than six months, councillors sitting on Croydon’s planning committee have thrown out proposals for a giant-scale redevelopment … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Felicity Flynn, Jason Perry, Oni Oviri, Parking, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Queen's Hotel, Scott Roche, Simon Brew, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Transport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

We could be on the verge of providing a wildlife haven

CROYDON COMMENTARY: By not cutting the grass verges alongside the borough’s major A-roads, Transport for London might – perhaps unwittingly – be providing a valuable new home for plants, insects and other wildlife, writes ANTHONY MILLS, pictured left I worked … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon parks, Environment, Gardening, Purley Way, TfL, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, Shirley, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

TfL confirms tram network will go ticketless from July 16

Transport for London today confirmed the foregone conclusion which was apparent last September when it conducted a “consultation” over its decision to remove ticket machines from the tram network. In an announcement at lunchtime today, TfL said that the ticket … Continue reading

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Tram’s Elmers End branch on track with £3.3m from TfL

The Elmers End branch of the tram network is to be upgraded, including double tracking of the branch line and a second platform at the tram stop, as part of £24million-worth of transport infrastructure improvements around the capital announced this … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

All change at West Croydon as TfL makes a platform switch

Train travellers at West Croydon Station have also been having to deal with an imposed service change today, and one which disability groups say was not adequately consulted and which puts their members at a considerable inconvenience if they need … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment