Tag Archives: Christian Wolmar

READER OFFER: Signed copies of railways history for just £11

In a special offer exclusively for Inside Croydon patrons, we are giving our loyal readers the opportunity to buy a copy of Blood, Iron and Gold – How the Railways Transformed the World for just £8 (plus £3 postage and … Continue reading

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TfL ‘scandal putting passengers at risk’ over driver fatigue

Three years on from the Croydon tram crash, London’s transport chiefs’ reluctance, or failure, to act decisively on the issue of driver fatigue on the capital’s buses and tram network is “a scandal that is putting passengers at risk”, according … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OFFER: Save £4 on acclaimed Crossrail book

In an exclusive money-off offer for Inside Croydon supporters, you can save 20 per cent off the cost of the definitive book on the controversial, £17billion Crossrail project, written by the country’s foremost railway historian. The Story of Crossrail is the … Continue reading

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Author’s talk on Railways And The Raj, East Croydon, Jun 3

Christian Wolmar, prolific railway author and journalist, is giving a talk in Croydon next month on one of his more recent books, Railways And The Raj, The History of Indian Railways. The talk is arranged by a local Croydon railways … Continue reading

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Trains, trams and bicycles: get your tickets now for Wolmar talk

With less than a week to go, there’s just a few tickets remaining for the first Talking Inside Croydon event of 2018, when transport expert Christian Wolmar will be discussing his latest book, Railways & The Raj, and taking questions … Continue reading

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Book now for Wolmar’s talk on the Raj and Railways, Feb 7

Talking Inside Croydon is back next month, with an evening with Christian Wolmar, one of the country’s leading writers and broadcasters on transport. Wolmar will be talking about his latest book, Railways & The Raj, which one reviewer has described … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: Win new book Railways & The Raj

Inside Croydon is delighted to present another great competition, exclusive to our site supporters, with two prizes up for grabs which should delight anyone interested in history, India or railways, or could make an outstanding present for Christmas. Railways & … Continue reading

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Police complaints meant Uber could not get an easy ride

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London taxis have been highly regulated, to protect passengers and other road-users, for centuries. Then Uber came along. CHRISTIAN WOLMAR says that concerns from the Met left TfL with little choice The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the … Continue reading

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Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

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London election candidates need to ‘be brave’ on transport

One of those who stood against Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for London Mayor has called upon all those standing in next month’s elections, from borough councillors upwards, to show some leadership, abandon the tendency of following the path … Continue reading

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