Tag Archives: East Croydon

Network Rail promises 5G connectivity on Brighton Mainline

Passengers on the Brighton Mainline service are being promised significantly improved connectivity for their mobile devices, following the signing of a 25-year contract between Network Rail and two tech firms. Mobile phone network Three UK will host its mobile voice … Continue reading

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Official: East Croydon among Britain’s worst stations for delays

‘The failures of privatisation are coming home to roost financially and in terms of dysfunctionality’, according to one railways expert after research shows half of services through Croydon’s busiest station are delayed East Croydon has been named as one of … Continue reading

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Cheaper fares on Southern and Thameslink through December

Govia, operator of Thameslink and Southern trains, has released Advance Fares for the festive period. Passengers can save up to 45per cent by booking in advance, compared to buying their tickets on the day. “Not only is taking the train … Continue reading

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Croydon artist’s works included in major Mall exhibition

Croydon artist Matt Bannister has had three of his works chosen for an exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, which opens tomorrow. Bannister’s works – “Mini Croydon” 2, 3 and 4 – were all painted, acrylic on canvas, this year. … Continue reading

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Squaring the rubbish circle on Oval Road was never easy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In answer to a public question at last night’s Town Hall meeting about the terrible state of Oval Road since rubbish contractors Veolia started a bin bags trial in 2020, Cllr Scott Roche said ‘a review of the … Continue reading

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Southern rail worker who has proved to be a real life-saver

This week saw the annual World Suicide Prevention Day. Nathaniel Arthur, from East Croydon, has worked on the railways for three years. He has twice been involved in life-saving episodes, and his prompt action has been recognised with a lifesaver’s … Continue reading

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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

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Residents in Oval Road put in a spin by latest flats scheme

Long-suffering residents in Addiscombe are trying to fight proposals to build two blocks of flats, of up to four storeys, that profit-hungry developers, aided by the council’s planners, are proposing to squeeze into a narrow space between the back gardens … Continue reading

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Rail works to cut off Purley and East Croydon for rest of month

Rail passengers in south London and the south-east, after having had direct journeys into Victoria closed off during December and January, now face nine days later this month when routes to the south of the Brighton Main Line are shut … Continue reading

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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

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All square at Wendy’s when they offer a feast for the eyes

They’ve been queueing around the block on George Street to try out Croydon’s newest burger joint, but BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, got in there early to find out what all the fuss is about It’s unusual for me to … Continue reading

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Call for objections to scheme that threatens No1 Croydon

Councillors in Addiscombe are asking the public to lodge objections to a planning application for a tall tower block – another one – close to East Croydon Station. Developers Fifth State want to demolish the unprepossessing CityLink House office building … Continue reading

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Save The Glam campaigners ask community to buy a share

Crunch time is approaching the Save the Glamorgan campaign, as they are asking supporters to dig into their pockets to secure the future of the 170-year-old building on Cheery Orchard Road, close to East Croydon Station. The group that was … Continue reading

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Network Rail warns of major disruption on Brighton mainline

Emergency work to replace two damaged rails on the Brighton mainline means passengers on the route are being urged to only travel if necessary this Sunday morning. Engineers will start work late on Saturday night between East Croydon and Redhill, … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: 10% off food collections at Calypso Kitchen

Inside Croydon readers can get 10 per cent off their orders for collections from Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen for the next month, and enjoy the totally tropical taste of the award-winning chef’s food. Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen at Boxpark is … Continue reading

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Masks and casks: good to be back in the open at The Oval

Planning a trip to the pub post-lockdown requires face masks and careful monitoring of the weather forecast, as KEN TOWL discovered yesterday It was snowing when I woke up, but the childish wonder I usually feel when I see snow … Continue reading

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Burger chain Wendy’s eyes town centre site in return to UK

Wendy’s, the American burger restaurant chain, is coming to Croydon, with big plans for a prime location in the town centre as part of a big expansion throughout Britain. The group has submitted plans for a restaurant on two levels … Continue reading

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Station mural offers new, welcoming look to East Croydon

A new, large-scale mural is due to be unveiled later today, the latest effort to clean-up the town centre’s somewhat run-down image.

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Fire Brigade ‘concerns’ over safety of 44-storey tower

The fire brigade has expressed concerns about the fire safety of the “unusual methods” of construction of the world’s tallest prefab, the black twin towers on George Street opposite East Croydon Station. Inside Croydon revealed in February that delays with … Continue reading

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Oval Tavern flips pancakes into help for the homeless

The team at The Oval Tavern in East Croydon is joining forces with the Green Party to support homeless people in Croydon. They have set up an appeal for food, toiletries, warm clothing and sleeping bags. The donations will be … Continue reading

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Tenants of 44-storey tower told they might move in in April

After taking just 35 weeks from the first module being installed to complete “the world’s tallest prefab”, it now seems likely that it will be at least 36 weeks since completion before the first tenants will move in. Greystar, the … Continue reading

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Council admits its ‘pub protection policy’ may not work

City Hall has ruled that a developers’ scheme to demolish a previously thriving East Croydon pub and turn the site into (yet another) block of flats does not meet local planning regulations. But Croydon’s own planning department looks ready to … Continue reading

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Weekend rail services into Victoria to be disrupted until June

Tomorrow will see the start of a near-two-year programme of signalling engineering works on the railway lines into Victoria Station which will see services into the London terminus from East Croydon cancelled or diverted on eight weekends through until June. … Continue reading

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One dead and 10 stabbings in Croydon night of savagery

Unconfirmed reports suggest a turf war between south London gangs could be behind the outbreak of violence on Croydon streets last night, with too few police to prevent such deadly incidents In a couple of hours of unprecedented savagery in … Continue reading

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Developers of £180m towers deny delay is due to cladding

The owners of the world’s tallest block of prefabs have denied that prospective residents of 101 George Street’s towers have been stalled for more than six months because of issues with the buildings’ cladding. Inside Croydon revealed earlier this week … Continue reading

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