Tag Archives: Norwood Junction

Brick by Brick’s South Norwood library on the market for retail

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Fancy renting a public building? One less-than-careful owner. Going cheap-ish. Only a slight pong from leaking sewage and a risk of falling bricks… EXCLUSIVE by BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent Croydon Council has placed its new-ish, Brick by … 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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Croydon v Croydon: Brick by Brick building declared a ‘danger’

The council’s failed development company has been criticised for its late-running, incomplete and vastly over-budget projects. Now one of its most prestigious schemes has been officially ruled to be a danger to the public. EXCLUSIVE by BARRATT HOLMES One of … Continue reading

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Tory government rail cuts cause more commuter misery

Conservative ministers might expect us to return to work ‘as normal’, but they’re doing less-than-nothing to provide a transport service at pre-pandemic levels, reports JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent New rail timetables are to be implemented from Monday, with Croydon, Purley … Continue reading

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Government is about to let #SouthernFail off the hook again

In what one campaign group has today described to Inside Croydon as “outrageous news”, the Department of Transport is close to handing a six-year rail operator’s renewal contract to Govia Thameslink Railway, who run trains through East Croydon, South Croydon … Continue reading

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Southern say they won’t increase rail services before mid-May

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on some disappointing news for communters It could be another eight weeks, at least, before Southern and Thameslink rail services running through East Croydon and Norwood Junction return to anything even resembling a full timetable. … Continue reading

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Govia now announces train cancellations ‘until further notice’

Insiders suspect that poor driver recruitment and a desire to avoid fines are behind the latest service cancellations. PLUS: Full details of the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express cancelled services Commuters, shoppers and tourists wanting to travel into central London … Continue reading

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Council agrees deal to allow 4G cells on its lamp posts

The council claims that more residents, businesses and visitors will soon benefit from better and faster mobile connectivity in Croydon following a deal to boost 4G coverage across all networks. Network service provider Freshwave is to instal additional small cells … Continue reading

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Organisers cancel South Norwood ‘Reclaim These Streets’ vigil

Organisers of a vigil this evening at Norwood Junction say they have abandoned their plans “with a heavy heart”, following yesterday’s High Court ruling that banned an event being held at Clapham Common to protest against violence, following the abduction … Continue reading

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Railway group launches appeal to sock it to homelessness

Govia Thameslink Railway, the country’s largest rail network which operates services through East Croydon, South Croydon, Selhurst and Norwood Junction stations on Southern and Thameslink routes, will join forces once with a variety of its regional charity partners again this … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … 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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South Norwood’s road closures cause mile-long tailbacks

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, took a socially distanced stroll around South Norwood yesterday and found the council’s roads  experiment delivering predictable results Two weeks in to the council’s coronavirus road closure experiment, and the brains trust in Fisher’s Folly … Continue reading

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At 8pm show NHS your support with minute’s warm applause

JANE NICHOLL reports from South Norwood where covid-19 mutual aid groups have found a way for a daily break from the isolation, and to helpfully check on the neighbours It’s a little bit like Network, the 1976 Peter Finch dystopian … Continue reading

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Neighbours rally round to help in coronavirus emergency

As supermarkets decide to ration some products in their stores after panic-buying over the weekend, and the first Croydon school announces a partial closure, meanwhile hundreds of good neighbours have been mobilising to help others through the pandemic crisis, as … Continue reading

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South Norwood high street suffers Thames Water torture

Long-suffering South Norwood residents have been having to deal with more traffic gridlock in and around the high street, after private utility giant Thames Water broke an undertaking to have a new leakage repaired within a week. A water main … 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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Cabinet member says Brick by Brick could build on libraries

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on the latest inadvertent slip by a council cabinet member which betrays the next possible target for the council’s ‘award-winning’ house-builders Brick by Brick’s insatiable appetite for turning public property into mainly private flats … 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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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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Energy Garden at West Croydon joins Overground grand tour

Energy gardens at Norwood Junction and West Croydon are to form part of a magical tour of the London Overground network this Saturday. The organisers say, “Energy Garden is one big community and we want to get together to take … Continue reading

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Page Turners to tackle Hardy classic at their February meet

The Page Turners, now touting itself as South Norwood’s friendliest book group, will be looking at Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd at its February meeting. At just over a year old, the group has read authors as diverse … Continue reading

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Page Turners’ book club looks to Winter this month

The South Norwood book club, Page Turners, meets on November 3, to share their views on Patrick Gale’s acclaimed novel, A Place Called Winter. Short-listed for the 2015 Costa Prize – which makes it eminently suited for reading in a … 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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Latest novel offers Page Turners some Swedish escapism

The Page Turners book group meets next week, June 15, at 7.30pm at Yeha Noha, Station Road, SE25, just up from Norwood Junction Station. This month, the book the group has been reading and will be discussing at the meeting … Continue reading

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