Tag Archives: East Croydon station

Danger on the rail tracks: urgent need to fix overcrowding

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A Tory MP has demanded that Southern should lose its franchise for operating services from Coulsdon, Purley and Croydon into London. But for regular commenter ROD DAVIES, the acute overcrowding of trains between East Croydon and London Bridge … Continue reading

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Croydon really is ‘put on the map’ with latest Tube guide

It is undoubtedly one of the laziest and nonsensical of cliches – “putting Croydon on the map”. Which is probably why we hear it used so often by local politicians and attention-seekers. Because, of course, Croydon has been on maps … Continue reading

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Boxpark delays could see Ambition Festival staged in October

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK reports on how a council-backed arts fest can’t fix a date in the diary It’s just a few weeks since Croydon Council made the announcement that it would use £160,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money to … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan to extend one-hour Hopper fares to tram network

The Croydon tram network is preparing itself to be included in the one-hour Hopper fare scheme when it is introduced by Transport for London in September. Last week, Labour’s new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced the Hopper scheme, which … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friends of the Earth meeting to screen Do The Math, Apr 19

Croydon Friends of the Earth group’s next meeting is to be held on Tuesday April 19, and will include a screening of the film Do the Math. The film will be followed by a talk from Ellen Gibson of 350.org … Continue reading

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International marketing firm handed contract for Platform

Grey Label, the Croydon-based marketing firm which has, inexplicably, somehow got a stranglehold on lucrative council and developers’ promotion contracts in and around the borough, has lost its deal for one of the town centre’s key developments. The Croydon firm … Continue reading

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Council starts chucking cash about to disguise its blunders

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Suddenly, Croydon is being showered in money from the local council. STEVEN DOWNES suggests that it is the Town Hall leadership paying for their mistakes, usually with your money Council leader Tony Newman may be thinking he’s giddy … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boxpark, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Mark Watson, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Gaping hole forces closure of Dingwall Road for two weeks

Dingwall Road seems likely to be closed, with bus routes and traffic diverted, until the end of this month after a serious amount of subsidence occurred outside Renaissance House, the relatively new office block opposite Ruskin Square and East Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Jo Negrini, Lansdowne Road RA | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Boxpark’s £3m loan under threat if summer opening is delayed

It’s not just the trains which are running late at East Croydon. So is the planned opening date for Boxpark. Croydon was chosen to be the second location of the retail mall made from shipping containers, following the original Boxpark … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Taxman doubles up interest on Ruskin Square offices

Stanhope, the developers of the Ruskin Square site alongside East Croydon Station, are to begin work on a second office block with the taxman now seeming likely to take up tenancy in both pieces of real estate. Inside Croydon reported … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tiger Tiger faces extinction as town centre closes down

Tiger Tiger, burning not so bright. The Sadvertiser is reporting that one of Croydon town centre’s principal night clubs is to close this weekend, something which will be regretted only by those under 25 years old who cannot get served … Continue reading

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Town centre high rise towers are building up divisions

CROYDON COMMENTARY: East Croydon resident ROD DAVIES joins the debate about the over-development of the town centre, with a warning for the future If the Greater London Authority is correct that Croydon needs to provide 40,000-plus homes in the future, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Community associations, Delancey, ECCO, Environment, Housing, Menta Tower, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The 18.19 to Coulsdon South: it’s no way to run a railway

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Has Chris Philp got his railway lines crossed? Or is he simply doing a bit of grandstanding? NICK DAVIES takes issue with his constituency MP over the real problems with our commuter services Chris Philp can shout at … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Homes worth living in need to provide space to breathe

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If the thousands of new homes planned for the town centre lack meaningful green space, we risk creating the favelas of the future, warns LEWIS WHITE It is worth thinking about who actually buys flats. I am basically … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Delancey, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Nestle Tower, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Property, Segas House | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Tory MP says he will back call for Southern to lose franchise

Chris Philp, the new Conservative MP for Croydon South, is to hold what he calls an “emergency summit” next month with the rail minister and railway company chief executives, over what he calls “the particularly terrible service of the recent … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, Purley, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council official who brought Boxpark to Croydon has now got a top job with… Boxpark

A council official who was involved at a high level in key redevelopment schemes, which in the past six months have also included making a £3 million public finance loan to tempt Boxpark to set up next to East Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t panic! ‘Railageddon’ is about to arrive in south London

It’s not just local news websites which are being alarmist about the shut down of a wide range of rail services over the holiday period, beginning as soon as tomorrow evening. The rail companies are getting a bit panicky, too. … Continue reading

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Sweet smell of excess as Body Shop moves office to Croydon

The Body Shop is to move its head office to Croydon, from its present base at London Bridge. Body Shop’s head office employs around 250 staff, who oversee  around 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries for the ethically based … Continue reading

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Network Rail coughs up £4.1m fund for London Bridge

Running the risk of offering too little, too late, a rail regulator this morning announced a £4.1 million “reparation fund” to help reduce the delays, cancellations and over-crowding on trains into London Bridge, which Croydon commuters have been enduring for … Continue reading

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Tram accessibility day, East Croydon Station, Dec 6

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