Tag Archives: London

Mayor Khan seeks housing deal over £1.4bn Westfield project

BARRATT HOLMES asks: will Westfield show up at the third time of asking for a planning meeting later this month? There should be an announcement “within days” over the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, after months of negotiations between developers … Continue reading

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Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … Continue reading

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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

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Stranded Croydon passengers complain as Uber triples fares

Uber, Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp’s favourite taxi service, has been accused of trying to exploit an emergency situation last night by more than tripling fares for some passengers left stranded when East Croydon Station had to be evacuated … Continue reading

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Standard practice: tram extension story goes off the rails

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the difference between what is really happening, and what an advertising feature in the rag edited by trainee journalist Gideon Osborne says Transport for London has spent the past 24 hours trying to calmly damp … Continue reading

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TfL’s £28m tram loop that benefits no one but Westfield

CROYDON COMMENTARY: VALERIE HUNTER has been digging into Transport for London’s documents on its plans to impose a new loop of tram track around the town centre. And she’s found the scheme is not all that the City Hall transport … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick building no social rent homes with Mayor money

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on City Hall figures that show Croydon Council’s house-building strategy is letting the housing market take its course New figures from City Hall show that Brick by Brick, the private housing developer owned by Croydon … Continue reading

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