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Selhurst homes and businesses face demolition for rail scheme

Thirty-three homes in Selhurst and business premises on a light industrial estate all face demolition, under plans from Network Rail to provide a long-term solution to congestion on the London-to-Brighton mainline. Network Rail’s Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme – or CARS … Continue reading

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Access all areas at Coulsdon South as £3m bridge is finished

It perhaps lacks some of the quaint charm of Victorian railway architecture, but thanks to its new bridge and lifts, Coulsdon South Station is now fully accessible, as well having had platform edge tactile paving installed. The station has even … Continue reading

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Stanhope’s pear tree mural helps recall Purley’s ancient history

Purley has joined some of Croydon’s other railway stations by getting its name painted as a mural by noted artist, Lionel Stanhope. The mural, featuring traditional Southern Railways green and using heritage type font, was organised by Purley Business Improvement … Continue reading

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East to go North – Network Rail wants to move a whole station

Network Rail want to make the earth move for commuters. Or, at least, they want to move East Croydon Station. The railway infrastructure body this week released the latest version of its plans for what they call the Croydon Area … Continue reading

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East Croydon expansion plans are to go online from Monday

The latest stage of Network Rail’s consultation over the expansion of East Croydon Station, improvements at Norwood Junction, the rebuilding of Windmill Bridge and the unblocking of the railway bottleneck at the Selhurst junction, will be launched online on Monday. … Continue reading

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Flooding cuts rail line to Brighton for second time in two days

Network Rail has issued an extraordinary appeal for people not to use the rail network, after widespread flooding on the Brighton Main Line overnight between Brighton and Gatwick. “Flooding on the railway is severely impacting services,” they said in an … Continue reading

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Network Rail moves to give Norwood Junction a bit of a lift

Residents and rail passengers are invited to four drop-in events in June, as Network Rail’s long-awaited proposals to upgrade Norwood Junction Station, with step-free access and longer platforms, are put to the public. According to Network Rail today, “The proposals … Continue reading

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Work to build lifts at Coulsdon South to commence next month

Work is to begin at Coulsdon South next month to build lifts and a footbridge to provide step-free access to both platforms at the station. Network Rail is carrying out the work as part of a £300million Access For All … Continue reading

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Network Rail buys derelict Royal Mail depot at East Croydon

The old Royal Mail building and Volkswagen site next to East Croydon Station have been bought by Network Rail, as part of plans, as they put it, “to unblock the London-to-Brighton railway bottleneck”. The former sorting office site has had … Continue reading

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Passengers to be given a lift at Selhurst in £3.5m project

Selhurst Station is to get step-free access, as Network Rail is installing three lifts at the  station. The lifts will make access between the station entrance, ticket office and platforms much easier for customers with reduced mobility, as well as … Continue reading

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Designers of flawed Bridge To Nowhere now hired by council

Inside Croydon reported last week how the £22million Bridge To Nowhere, at East Croydon Station, may be demolished before it is ever completed. Given some serious reservations about the way it was designed and built, that may not be an … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s ‘Bridge To Nowhere’ may never be completed

In an example of how public infrastructure planning functions and a demonstration of the legal negotiation skills of the transport and council authorities, a £22million public works project could be demolished before it is ever completed. Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON … Continue reading

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Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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39 trains are stopped in the Croydon Bottleneck in two hours

Anyone who has ever taken a train to or from East Croydon must have experienced it. The London-bound train they have just boarded pulls away from the station, only to slow to a stop for no apparent reason. Or you’ll … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

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Network Rail looking for signs of new times at your local station

Live near Norwood Junction? How about Coulsdon Town or Thornton Heath? Network Rail is offering neighbours of their south London stations the opportunity to spruce up nearby railway arches with the work of a world-renowned mural painter. Lionel Stanhope is … Continue reading

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Network Rail gets funding for the expansion of East Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an announcement coming next week which really could help to transform Croydon Network Rail is about to announce government funding for the design and consultation work to provide extra platforms at an expanded East Croydon … 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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Croydon disconnected by Easter tram and road closures

Croydon residents, workers and businesses will be disconnected by road, tram and train over Easter, as they face a third successive Bank Holiday weekend of transport disruption, delays and inconvenience. Engineering works will see the main railway line into Victoria … Continue reading

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Beddington tries to bridge gaps left by Network Rail plan

The constant assaults on what was meant to be a suburban wildlife sanctuary close to the Croydon borough boundary appear to be continuing. It is not bad enough that Viridor is failing to fulfill its commitment to restore habitat as … 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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Goat House Bridge re-opens after six months’ repair works

Goat House Bridge on Penge Road in Norwood, which has been closed for repair works by Network Rail for six months, is now fully open to traffic again, which may come as a relief to any Crystal Palace fans on … Continue reading

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Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … 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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