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Purley station worker will brave the cold as a railway sleeper

Purley Station railway worker Diana-Elena Schiparieff is preparing for a charity sleepout in aid of The Railway Children, an international charity helping homeless youngsters. Schiparieff lives in East Croydon and works at the sales point at Southern’s Purley Station. She … Continue reading

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Strike-free weekend – and Network Rail shuts down Victoria

The railway network in the capital is clear of any industrial action this weekend. But Transport for London has issued a warning to passengers because there will be no Southern or Gatwick Express services to and from Victoria Station. “During … Continue reading

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Report: Axing rail staff undermines billions in investment

An influential disability accessibility group which advises the government has described the current staffing on some south London rail stations as ‘completely inadequate’. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON A confidential report on workforce “reforms” on the railways from government … Continue reading

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Rail operator Govia faces landmark £73m tribunal challenge

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on a landmark court case which seeks to show that the rail operator behind Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services has been over-charging passengers A legal claim for compensation of up to £73million was made … 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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Tory MP says he will back call for Southern to lose franchise

Chris Philp, the new Conservative MP for Croydon South, is to hold what he calls an “emergency summit” next month with the rail minister and railway company chief executives, over what he calls “the particularly terrible service of the recent … Continue reading

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Purley engineering works means more rail disruption

If you’re hoping to visit Auntie Edna in Brighton over Christmas, or maybe take in the pantomime at the Palladium or embark on some New Year sales shopping down Oxford Street, then you had better not plan to travel by … Continue reading

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Coulsdon commuters offered reduced services by Southern

When the Tannoy system at Coulsdon Town station next announces “Mind The Gap”, they won’t be referring to the distance between platform and train carriage, but the length of time until the next timetabled service on the line. The residents … Continue reading

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