Tag Archives: East Croydon station

Southern Failway: Strip them of franchise now, says Tory MP

Day 3 of Southern’s ’emergency timetable’ and now a Croydon Conservative MP has joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Green MP Caroline Lucas in calling for the operator to lose its franchise immediately. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON Chris … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: the questions that need urgent answers

Day 2 of Southern’s ’emergency timetable’, and JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the impact on commuters and their reactions to the do-nothing Tory rail minister Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today added his voice to the calls for Southern … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Timetable cuts are ‘act of desperation’

As Southern starts its new timetable this morning, operating only 85 per cent of the service it agreed to provide, JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, reports that taxpayers will be footing the huge compensation bill arising from the cancelled services … Continue reading

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Official says Underpass could be closed until next week

The Croydon Underpass, surely something worthy of any National Trust tour of the glorious mistakes of the 1960s, remained partially closed for a third day today, causing long delays on Wellesley Road in the town centre, after a five-foot hole … Continue reading

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Council backing for tour launch that calls Croydon a ‘crap town’

Croydon Council Tax-payers have spent at least £3 million over the past five years for an official press office which as well as churning out the latest news from the council, also has the responsibility for “moulding” and improving the … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Tory Government backs rail operator

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on how the Department of Transport’s idea of stepping in to improve commuter services is to axe 350 trains per day Chris Philp, the Croydon South MP who has spent more than a year playing … Continue reading

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East Croydon Community group meeting, Oval Primary, Jul 11

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It will be Bedlam at The Oval Tavern for Summer Solstice

The Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris, Croydon’s scariest group of Morris dancers, will be celebrating the Summer Solstice at The Oval pub, Oval Road,  from 8pm on Tuesday, June 21. The Wild Hunt will dance their trademark high-energy border Morris dances … Continue reading

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Council’s shock non-announcement: Murray handed culture job

The sheer predictability of Croydon Council over its internal stitch-ups on senior jobs is so crass that sometimes even they appear embarrassed by it. Paula Murray has been confirmed as Croydon’s culture director in a permanent capacity. Hitherto the deputy … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Civil servant wants to ‘break’ rail unions

An article in the latest edition of Private Eye provides further confirmation of our reports of the past two days which suggest that the disruption and delays on Southern Railways inflicted on commuters every weekday are being caused by confrontation … Continue reading

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Urgent appeal to help find missing Robert Gibson

There’s growing concern for the well-being of Robert Gibson, pictured above, the widely admired and much-loved community activist from the Crystal Palace area and leading light in the Save the Upper Norwood Library campaign. Gibson has not been home since … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: Has MP Philp been making empty threats?

An alternative story behind Southern Railway’s constant cancellations of commuter services continues to emerge. As our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports, some train drivers say that the Department for Transport is partially responsible, as the Tory Government experiments with our … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: The train driver’s story

“Make no mistake, GTR are coming after their own staff like the KGB and Stasi.” That’s from a Southern Railway train driver who claims the company’s management is actively preventing staff operating timetabled services. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON … Continue reading

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Your chance to drink to the future of the Warehouse Theatre

It’s been said often enough, possibly a tad cruelly, that Croydon’s Town Hall chamber has too frequently provided a platform for comedians or staged unconvincing melodramas. Come September, the chamber will for once stage some real drama when the Warehouse … Continue reading

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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

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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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