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Thameslink can’t blame covid for service cuts, says Pidgeon

Swingeing cuts to rail services by Govia Thameslink Railway have caused one London Assembly Member to declare that she is “totally unsatisfied with the timetable GTR are providing”. Among the worst-affected are those who used to travel from Purley and … Continue reading

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GTR train services into London Bridge cut back from Monday

Rail passengers in south London only found out today that they will bear the brunt of service cutbacks, when Govia Thameslink Railway published revised timetables on its website this morning. The timetable changes apply from Monday, and the worst affected … Continue reading

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Exhibition will leave you hooked and keep wanting to go back

KEN TOWL takes a trip (not that kind) to London Bridge to experience an exhibition on addiction. Sitting at the base of The Shard, opposite London Bridge Station on Great Maze Pond, is the recently opened Science Gallery. Hooked is … Continue reading

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London Bridge isn’t falling down – it’s a place full of life

WANDLE WANDERER: Our intrepid rambler, KEN TOWL, doesn’t just take on walks around the countryside near Croydon. He’s happy to do a pub crawl in an area that ought to be within easy reach by train Last week was saw … Continue reading

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More rail disruption around London Bridge next month

Rail passengers using London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross will have to make alternative arrangements for eight days over the August Bank Holiday period, as Network Rail continues its rebuilding of London Bridge station and the surrounding railway. Between … Continue reading

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London unites against terrorism after seven killed in attack

London Bridge rail and Tube stations remain closed this morning after the latest terrorist atrocity last night. Most political parties have suspended national campaigning for the second time in a fortnight. It was not long after 10pm on a Saturday … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel for London Bridge commuters

Maybe there is some light at the end of the (railway) tunnel for Croydon commuters who have to endure daily disruption to their journeys into London. Because as well as the calamitous mishandling of staff and services by Govia Thameslink, … Continue reading

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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

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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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Video: London Bridge was falling down (again) 40 years ago

Commuters who travel to work via London Bridge, who have had to endure chaos on their daily journeys over the past week or more – and all in return for higher fares – may be interested to view a public … Continue reading

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London Bridge is falling down… on services for rail commuters

Commuters who travel from East Croydon into London Bridge on the Thameslink service face more than three years’ disruption, with journey times almost doubled during major engineering and re-building work at the city terminus. Thameslink has been leafleting passengers and … Continue reading

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Railway’s timetabled delays to stretch into fifth day

Rail services out of East Croydon, operated by Southern Railways, are to operate on a revised timetable for a fifth day because of the winter weather. The rail franchise announced it would run amended timetables last Thursday, before a flake … Continue reading

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Bridge of Size: Croydon commuters get a shock

The tens of thousands of Croydon commuters who travel in to London for work each day via London Bridge or Charing Cross will have got a bit of a shock as they neared their destination this morning.

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