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It’s ok not to be ok: East Croydon station gets the message

Commuters using East Croydon station this morning will have seen their route to the platforms made more colourful by a series of artful messages, installed by Govia Thameslink Railway across some of its busiest transport hubs today – Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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All aboard! Thameslink repaints trains in support of NHS

Govia Thameslink has today announced that they have re-painted three of their trains to reflect the public support for the NHS and key-workers. Of course, in this time of covid-19 emergency, transport workers are key workers, too – the rising … Continue reading

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Govia refuse to attend scrutiny meeting to discuss rail chaos

The chair of Croydon Council’s scrutiny committee has expressed his “strong disappointment” to Govia Thameslink Railway at their failure to send anyone to tonight’s Town Hall meeting that is to look at the chaos affecting tens of thousands of Croydon … Continue reading

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£2,000 per year season ticket and Purley service to get worse

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on the discovery of our loyal reader that finds some serious flaws in the new rail timetable to be implemented in a fortnight’s time The devil, as the over-used saying goes, is always in the … Continue reading

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Timetable promises to get commuter trains back on track

What does the timetable changes later this month do for the rail users of Croydon and Sutton? CHARLES KING takes a look In March, Charles Horton, the chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway, stated in the Metro newspaper that the … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: 94% of Croydon rush hour services are late

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on a report that confirms the bleedin’ obvious A National Audit Office report has confirmed what Croydon commuters have known for more than three years: they daily endure the worst train performance in the whole … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: Rail closures promise Boxing Day chaos

Southern’s apology for a rail service looks set to create traffic chaos on the roads in and around south London on Boxing Day and in the week following, when Brighton supporters drive up from the south coast for their game … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: Victoria night services to be axed permanently

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the latest, inevitable erosion of rail services by stealth for Croydon Southern Railway’s effort to reduce services out of Victoria on the Brighton line, via East Croydon, will take another big step forward at noon … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail The Musical makes a song and dance over trains

The appalling poor service suffered by commuters who have to use Southern Rail is about to be turned into a stage musical. Reporting by JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, and BELLA BARTOCK, arts editor The possible musical numbers that could be … Continue reading

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Southern never consulted TfL about late night timetable cuts

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports on how the train operators are railroading through their plans for reduced overnight services to south London and the coast Transport for London was not consulted over the timetable changes to be introduced at … Continue reading

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Southern’s savings on guards includes cuts to safety training

Even the Rail Safety Standards Board has highlighted that the changes to guards’ duties which Southern Railway’s management wants to impose are more about profit than enhanced passenger safety. Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Govia Thameslink Railway’s real motivation … Continue reading

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‘Epic fail’ by Southern as emergency timetable is withdrawn

A representative of railway staff has hit back at Southern Railways for blaming its employees for the failings of management over the withdrawal of around 150 services per day under what it called an “emergency” timetable. Mick Cash, the general … Continue reading

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Croydon passengers have to stand against worsening service

Government figures confirm the dire over-crowding on our commuter rail services, but as transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports, the Department of Transport refuses to take any immediate action It will come as no consolation to all those commuters from Croydon, … 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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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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Coulsdon commuters offered reduced services by Southern

When the Tannoy system at Coulsdon Town station next announces “Mind The Gap”, they won’t be referring to the distance between platform and train carriage, but the length of time until the next timetabled service on the line. The residents … Continue reading

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