Category Archives: TfL

London Overground looks to axe ticket offices at 51 stations

Anerley and Penge West stations’ ticket offices are among 51 across the capital which have been earmarked for cost-cutting closure. Croydon’s London Overground stations, West Croydon and Norwood Junction, are not on the list of those about to lose their … Continue reading

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All change on the buses, as now 412 suffers a service cut

Transport for London has just announced another reduction in service to a busy bus route in Croydon. The 412, which runs between West Croydon and Purley, is to be reduced from four buses an hour to three, the change to … Continue reading

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Following the footsteps of DH Lawrence to the end of the LOOP

WANDLE WANDERER: There’s a slight end-of-term feel to our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, as he sets off on what for him is the final Croydon stage of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. He’s even walked straight past a pub … Continue reading

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Now Mayor Khan takes an axe to his tree-planting programme

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has effectively cried “Timber!” to his promise to plant 2million trees along the capital’s roads. Such is the pressure on Transport for London’s budgets that it no longer has a dedicated amount of money … Continue reading

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TfL’s budget problems lead to bus cuts for 410 and 433

When Jeremy Corbyn used up all his questions to Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier this month to highlight the damaging effects on the quality of life of the poor and working class which had suffered swingeing cuts to … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, East Croydon, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport, Upper Norwood, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

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