Category Archives: West Croydon

Police claim zero robberies in West Croydon during special op

The Metropolitan Police have today claimed that there were no robberies in West Croydon for a whole month while Operation Cleveland was being conducted. The operation, with increased officers on the streets and more stop-and-search, began on Monday, February 8, … Continue reading

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MP calls on Chancellor for fairer funding for south London

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, used a speech in parliament’s Budget debate yesterday to repeat her call for East Croydon Station to be “re-zoned” in the capital’s public transport fares system to Zone 4 – even though her … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘crime capital’ to get share of Mayor’s £6m fund

London Road, which one council-appointed official described today as “Croydon’s crime capital”, is one of eight areas in the capital to receive a share of £6million-worth of new funding from the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit. The Violence Reduction … Continue reading

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Police launch stop and search operation in West Croydon

Croydon police have today launched Operation Cleveland, with an increased presence of officers on the streets around West Croydon “carrying out high visibility foot patrols to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour”. The move comes after the outbreak of knife attacks … Continue reading

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After 22 years, Thameslink is back on London’s Tube map

After a break of 22 years, London’s Tube map is back on track as far as Thameslink is concerned. Thameslink, which includes services from East Croydon, Norwood Junction, Purley, Sutton and Wimbledon into London Bridge, Blackfriars and St Pancras, will … Continue reading

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Sutton Cancer Hub and south of Croydon to get new bus routes

With no prospect of the long-requested tram extension to the Royal Marsden Hospital, TfL is consulting on new and re-routed bus services around Belmont, Sutton, Purley, Addiscombe and Waddon, as our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Croydon and Sutton are … Continue reading

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Broad Green roads to become a Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Four streets in Broad Green, close to West Croydon Station and bus garage, are to have traffic restrictions installed at the end of this month in the latest phase of the government-funded Streetspace scheme. The council announced today that it … Continue reading

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Bank robbers and Beethoven: life on the buses has changed

Our roving reporter, KEN TOWL, after months of observing lockdown, has been roving a little more than usual this past week, checking how Croydon’s public transport is coping with the new normal Friday, and I can’t help but think that … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Tram ticket inspector is 29th London transport worker to die

A ticket inspector on Croydon’s trams is the 29th transport worker in London to die from coronavirus, according to reports from the BBC this morning. The man, believed to be in his late 50s, is as yet unnamed. “Sadly, a … Continue reading

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£90m West Croydon deal promises 55% affordable homes

The developers behind a massive residential scheme in an old entertainment venue on Streatham High Road and the redevelopment into luxury flats of the Star and Garter home on Richmond Hill have spent £90million to move in on West Croydon. … Continue reading

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Bus changes in the town centre leave passengers hopping mad

Bus passengers are coming to terms with the latest changes to their services, with Transport for London imposing shortened routes in and around the town centre since Saturday, forcing thousands of people into hopping off and on buses just to … Continue reading

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Adonis joins Croydon MP’s 5-year-old campaign for Zone 4

Former Labour transport minister Andrew Adonis has backed calls from a Croydon MP and local businesses to re-zone East Croydon and West Croydon Stations, to make it cheaper to travel between the city centre and the south London borough. Lord … Continue reading

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New Pauline Quirke academy opens its doors this Saturday

Kids aged from six to 18 have their big chance to take to the stage this Saturday, with a free open day at a new performing arts academy in West Croydon. Birds of a Feather and Broadchurch actress Pauline Quirke … Continue reading

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79% object to bus route changes – but TfL go ahead with cuts

Building works around the Whitgift Centre will see eight bus routes shortened to avoid  driving through Croydon town centre Transport for London last night confirmed that they are to press ahead with cuts to most of the bus routes serving … Continue reading

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Tory Bailey considers scrapping Freedom Pass for under-75s

Shaun Bailey, the Conservative Party’s liability as candidate for Mayor in next year’s London elections, is considering withdrawing the Freedom Pass from Londoners aged between 60 and 75 years old if elected. Controversial figure Bailey has also suggested scrapping the … Continue reading

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Tram services suspended in Croydon town centre for repairs

Transport for London announced yesterday that the tram service will be suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon overnight tonight and through Sunday morning, while cable repair work is carried out on Church Street. TfL said, “We will need to … Continue reading

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Boxing Day football gets a boost with Overground service

Football fans across London look set to benefit from a Christmas bonus of sorts, at least if they want to get to their club’s Boxing Day fixture, as the Mayor of London has announced that this year, for the first … Continue reading

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Carnival of Cultures, London Road, West Croydon, Jul 28

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Lime bikes are falling over themselves to be taken for a ride

This is the scene outside West Croydon railway station yesterday afternoon. The dockless Lime e-bike trial in Croydon is less than one week in, and already one of the more obvious, predictable, shortcomings with a dockless bike hire scheme was … Continue reading

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Dockless scheme launched as Croydon stays in bike slow lane

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, finds the council adding a dash of Lime to its otherwise questionable green credentials Just as the rest of the country appears to be abandoning dockless bicycle hire schemes, Croydon Council has belatedly jumped aboard … Continue reading

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Mayor finds £5m to save West Croydon and 50 ticket offices

In a rare instance where a public authority has conducted a consultation and actually listened to the responses, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has junked plans to close ticket offices 51 London Overground stations, after protests from passengers and lobbying … Continue reading

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West Croydon crash causes chaos, a sign of things to come

Photostory by SARAH BOWELL Croydon town centre came to a standstill yesterday afternoon after a car crashed in to a shop front at the junction of Tamworth Road and London Road, opposite West Croydon railway station. According to the emergency … Continue reading

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