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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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Govia refuse to attend scrutiny meeting to discuss rail chaos

The chair of Croydon Council’s scrutiny committee has expressed his “strong disappointment” to Govia Thameslink Railway at their failure to send anyone to tonight’s Town Hall meeting that is to look at the chaos affecting tens of thousands of Croydon … Continue reading

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MP Jones’s letter on rail chaos increases pressure on Grayling

MPs from commuter constituencies across southern England are demanding action from the Transport Secretary. But Croydon South’s Chris Philp is not among them, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Calls for the resignation of the Transport Secretary and for Govia Thameslink 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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#SouthernFail: Rail closures promise Boxing Day chaos

Southern’s apology for a rail service looks set to create traffic chaos on the roads in and around south London on Boxing Day and in the week following, when Brighton supporters drive up from the south coast for their game … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: Victoria night services to be axed permanently

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the latest, inevitable erosion of rail services by stealth for Croydon Southern Railway’s effort to reduce services out of Victoria on the Brighton line, via East Croydon, will take another big step forward at noon … Continue reading

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#Southernfail: There’s no need to cancel night trains

Suspicions mount over the true reason behind Southern withdrawing overnight trains from Victoria to East Croydon, as our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports There has never been any real need to cancel all though-the-night train services between Victoria and East … Continue reading

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‘Stooge’ Philp draws scorn for Walter Mitty role in rail dispute

Transport reporter JEREMY CLACKSON on a breakthrough in the dispute on Southern trains, as the unions call off industrial action after agreeing to talks with the minister following much hard lobbying by commuter group ABC Chris Philp, the Tory MP … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail The Musical makes a song and dance over trains

The appalling poor service suffered by commuters who have to use Southern Rail is about to be turned into a stage musical. Reporting by JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, and BELLA BARTOCK, arts editor The possible musical numbers that could be … Continue reading

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Southern to stop late night trains from Victoria to East Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest reduction in rail services and how the Department for Transport has suppressed an official report into commuters’ months of misery Just when you thought that the service on Southern Rail couldn’t get any … Continue reading

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Commuter group calls on transport ministry to act on Southern

An organisation representing rail commuters has begun circulating a poster showing a picture of the overcrowded platforms at East Croydon Station as part of an appeal to DafT, the Department for Transport, to intervene to resolve the dispute between Southern … Continue reading

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Southern’s savings on guards includes cuts to safety training

Even the Rail Safety Standards Board has highlighted that the changes to guards’ duties which Southern Railway’s management wants to impose are more about profit than enhanced passenger safety. Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Govia Thameslink Railway’s real motivation … Continue reading

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‘Epic fail’ by Southern as emergency timetable is withdrawn

A representative of railway staff has hit back at Southern Railways for blaming its employees for the failings of management over the withdrawal of around 150 services per day under what it called an “emergency” timetable. Mick Cash, the general … Continue reading

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Tory MP calls on minister to block Southern’s fare rises

Croydon South’s Tory MP, Chris Philp, has called on the rail minister to block a planned 1.9 per cent fare rise on Southern Railways. “For a service that has failed its customers time and again, this will be seen as … 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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