Tag Archives: Norwood Junction

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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Norwood Junction book group opens new chapter at Yeha Noha

The Page Turners, Norwood Junction’s new book group, has decided to stick to holding its meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7.30pm in Yeha Noha. So the next meeting will be on April 20. Members have also … Continue reading

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Norwood Junction ready for take-off with new station name

Council leader Tony Newman and the man pulling his strings, council CEO Nathan Elvery, clearly remain uncomfortable with being in… well, Croydon. This week’s Carve-up Croydon Conference was full of talk of “city status” from some of the estate agent-types. … Continue reading

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Community rallies to support Norwood Junction cafe owner

Cafe Basmaccino, which has been serving teas, coffees and refreshments to long-suffering commuters at Norwood Junction for the past nine years, could be forced to close on Tuesday, as its landlords, LOROL – London Overground, a subsidiary of Transport for … 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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South Norwood gets in on the festival activity

Another day, another local fair. Today’s takes place in deepest SE25, with the South Norwood Community Festival – not to be confused with the longer running South Norwood Arts Festival. Starting this morning in South Norwood Recreation Ground, the SNCF … Continue reading

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Norwood celebrates railway project that linked communities

Croydon’s controversially partisan Tory mayor, Eddy Arram, will be doing the honours tomorrow when he unveils two plaques marking the centenary of the opening of the pedestrian subway under Norwood Junction station. The tunnel links South Norwood town centre with … Continue reading

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