Category Archives: West Croydon

Biggest rail strike for 30 years could see network in meltdown

Even Southern, a rail network where its workers are not striking, is asking passengers not to travel next week. By JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent Train operators are appealing to their regular passengers and commuters not to travel next week, when … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory government rail cuts cause more commuter misery

Conservative ministers might expect us to return to work ‘as normal’, but they’re doing less-than-nothing to provide a transport service at pre-pandemic levels, reports JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent New rail timetables are to be implemented from Monday, with Croydon, Purley … Continue reading

Posted in Caterham, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, East Croydon, Epsom and Ewell, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Norwood Junction, Purley, Selhurst, Surrey, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dozens of south London routes to be hit by bus drivers’ strike

There’s more disruption coming on the buses, with nearly 30 routes across south London likely to be affected when around 1,000 drivers based at Croydon, Brixton, Norwood and Thornton Heath garages stage three days of strike action in May. It … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, South Croydon, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Government is about to let #SouthernFail off the hook again

In what one campaign group has today described to Inside Croydon as “outrageous news”, the Department of Transport is close to handing a six-year rail operator’s renewal contract to Govia Thameslink Railway, who run trains through East Croydon, South Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Southern say they won’t increase rail services before mid-May

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on some disappointing news for communters It could be another eight weeks, at least, before Southern and Thameslink rail services running through East Croydon and Norwood Junction return to anything even resembling a full timetable. … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

London Road cordoned off after latest knife crime attack

Photos by LEE TOWNSEND Another day, another stabbing in Croydon. London Road in West Croydon was cordoned off by police as a crime scene this morning after reports of the latest knife crime incident. On this occasion, the victim, a … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Crime, Knife crime, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Henman’s coaching is a real smash at Chestnut Park Primary

Tim Henman, the former British tennis No1, visited Chestnut Park Primary School in West Croydon this morning as part of a participation initiative organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and funded from the former player’s charitable foundation. LTA Youth is … Continue reading

Posted in Schools, Sport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

200 fewer trains per day after Govia’s latest timetable cuts

The rail operators running Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express “services” are providing 200 trains a day less than they were running this time last month. That’s according to a senior official at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). All services into Victoria … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Govia now announces train cancellations ‘until further notice’

Insiders suspect that poor driver recruitment and a desire to avoid fines are behind the latest service cancellations. PLUS: Full details of the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express cancelled services Commuters, shoppers and tourists wanting to travel into central London … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Southern shut down Victoria Station services for extra week

Southern has cancelled all trains to and from Victoria Station until mid-January, citing pandemic-related staff shortages as its reason. This comes on top of the planned closures from Christmas Eve until Jan4 for engineering and signalling upgrades. No Southern services … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

16-year-old arrested in Jermaine Cools murder investigation

The police have made an arrest in the investigation into the murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools at West Croydon on November 18. Cools was the third teenager to be killed in a knife crime attack in Croydon in 2021, one … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, Policing, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

No train services to Victoria Station for 10 days after Christmas

There will be no rail services between East Croydon, Streatham, Clapham Junction and Victoria from Christmas Day until Monday January 3, as major track and signalling work is carried out. After Boxing Day, there will be a (reduced and covid-affected) … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Route masters let TfL know what they think of bus changes

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON takes a closer look at TfL’s proposed changes to 13 routes through Croydon and Sutton, and discovers residents’ groups and ward councillors sceptical about the service reductions London Mayor Sadiq Khan has recently said that … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chipstead, Commuting, East Croydon, Kenley, London-wide issues, Norwood Junction, Purley, Purley Way, South Croydon, South Norwood, Surrey, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, Waddon, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Rail operator Govia faces landmark £73m tribunal challenge

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on a landmark court case which seeks to show that the rail operator behind Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services has been over-charging passengers A legal claim for compensation of up to £73million was made … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family of murdered 14-year-old speak out: ‘We forgive them’

The family of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, who died on Thursday night after being stabbed in a fight near West Croydon Station, has spoken out for the first time since the incident to say that they forgive their son’s killers. Jermaine … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, West Croydon | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Family ‘devastated’ by murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools

The Metropolitan Police has named the victim of Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in West Croydon as Jermaine Cools. The 14-year-old died of multiple stab wounds after presenting at a south London hospital shortly after 7pm that night, following a fight … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, West Croydon | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Murder investigation after 14-year-old killed at West Croydon

A 14-year-old boy died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight on the streets of West Croydon last night. The boy is the 27th teenaged fatality from knife crime in London in 2021, the worst death toll of this … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Brittain, Broad Green, Crime, Knife crime, Policing, West Croydon | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Police looking for man in connection with two bus arsons

The Metropolitan Police has released a photograph of a man they want to question in relation to two arson attacks on buses in south London, one of which gutted the entire top deck, causing more than £200,000-worth of damage. That … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Policing, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Oysters to get a weekly cap for rail and Tube from Monday

Millions of Londoners will never need to buy a weekly Travelcard again, after Transport for London announced this morning that it will be introducing weekly capping on Oysters for adult pay as you go Tube and rail passengers from Monday, … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Duffus Cancer Foundation information day, Aug 28

Posted in Activities, Charity, West Croydon | Tagged | Leave a comment

#SouthernFail say they’re ‘very sorry’, they just can’t manage

Govia Thameslink Railway say they are “very sorry” for the shoddy service they have been providing all year, but particularly in August, on Southern and Thameslink trains, but they continue to blame the “Pingdemic” for driver shortages and short-notice cancellations. … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

U-turn on the railway as Govia reinstate services for September

Less than a month since announcing a much-reduced service for passengers across south London, Govia Thameslink Railway – who also operate Southern Rail – have released details of revised timetables from September 6, with more trains to coincide with the … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

By taking away the buses, they’ve cut off shops in town centre

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council abandons 10 years of delusion over the retail regeneration of the town centre, regular reader LEWIS WHITE, right, goes on a shopping trip to witness the state of the Whitgift Centre for himself I popped … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon BID, Debenhams, Surrey Street, TfL, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Croydon riots 10 years on: ‘I was in real fear for my family’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: On August 8 2011, the night that Croydon burned, photographer JAN PODSIADLY captured some of the scenes close to his home that he witnessed and terrified him, and here, 10 years on, recalls some of the events  Ten … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon 8/8, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tribunal ruling gives green light for council’s road fines policy

The decision of a traffic adjudicator last week, upholding fines against a motorist for driving into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, could clear the way for cameras that might generate £3m per year for the cash-strapped council. STEVEN DOWNES reports A … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Chris Buss, Croydon Council, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments