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Tram service to Wimbledon to be suspended for 11 days

There will be no tram service between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane from Wednesday February 8 until Sunday February 19, while Transport for London carries out work to replace track in the Mitcham area. This work, which involves a modest 150metres … Continue reading

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TfL confirms 6% fare rises for capital’s buses, Tube and trams

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today confirmed that the capital’s bus, Tube and tram fares will go up by almost 6per cent, an increase imposed by central government as part of last year’s post-covid bail-out. Mayor Khan said there was … Continue reading

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All change! Town centre one-way system to get re-opened

After repeated calls to unlock the poorly-implemented covid one-way system and the pedestrianised zone around Croydon High Street – including criticisms raised here on  Inside Croydon – the council has today announced a re-routing scheme for buses and cycle lanes … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan announces reprieve for doomed bus services

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today abandoned proposals to axe one-fifth of London’s bus routes, following a massive backlash from passengers, unions and politicians. The Transport for London consultation held earlier this year drew 20,000 responses from across the … Continue reading

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Union calls on Mayor Khan to intervene in TfL pension dispute

Strikes will hit London’s transport network tomorrow as Unite members at Transport for London, London Underground and Croydon Trams take action to defend their pensions, pay and jobs. Due to shift patterns, services could also be hit on Friday, November … Continue reading

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Watch how you touch in to avoid paying your fare twice

A London commuter organisation is warning rail and Tube passengers to avoid using separate smart devices to pay for their journeys – because they risk paying twice. London TravelWatch says that passengers who touch in with their mobile phone and … Continue reading

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Go-Ahead’s south London bus workers to get 10.5% pay rise

Bus workers employed by the Go-Ahead group in Croydon and across south London have secured a 10.5per cent pay increase, following union Unite’s negotiations with the company. The pay deal will benefit more than 3,000 union members and applies to … Continue reading

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‘Angry’ tram drivers to stage two days of strikes next week

Croydon tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11. The Tramlink drivers, members of the ASLEF union, have voted to reject a below-inflation pay offer. Next week’s action follows … Continue reading

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Commissioner Byford’s resignation leaves TfL staffers stunned

After negotiating the crisis of covid and delivering the Elizabeth Line, Andy Byford presents the Mayor of London with a new challenge: finding his replacement. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has been confronted … Continue reading

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London travel guide for the weekend of the Queen’s Funeral

The capital’s transport system expects to be under its greatest strain for a decade this weekend, with hundreds of thousands of extra visitors in the city centre for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth or events associated with the final royal … Continue reading

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London’s transport prepares for the funeral of the Queen

Transport for London are “doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure people can travel safely”, according to a statement issued by Andy Byford, TfL Commissioner, as the formal public events surrounding the national mourning of the … Continue reading

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ASLEF suspend tram strikes after managers improve pay offer

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has suspended the three days of tram strike action planned for next week, after managers made an improved pay offer. “Although the improved offer does not meet our members’ aspirations, ASLEF will always look for a … Continue reading

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‘Severe disruption’ expected as tram drivers stage 3-day strike

12.30pm UPDATE: Union suspends strikes ahead of arbitration talks Managers in charge of Croydon’s tram network are predicting “severe disruption” next week, as members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, go on strike for three days for an improved pay … Continue reading

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‘No choice’: Khan accepts £3.6bn deal for London’s transport

Tories used threat of cuts to London’s bus routes to force London Mayor to accept pension ‘reforms’ and to move towards potentially dangerous driverless Tube trains The Conservative government has finally agreed a longer-term funding settlement for London’s buses, Tubes, … Continue reading

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RMT Rally to Save London’s Public Transport, Aug 31

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Air ambulance called in after tram collision at Ampere Way

An air ambulance was called to the Ampere Way tram stop yesterday afternoon after a collision between a tram and an e-scooter rider. The rider was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after the incident, which the police … Continue reading

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Track replacement closes tram line to Wimbledon for 10 days

As part of Transport for London’s programme to renew the infrastructure of London Trams, work to replace nearly half a mile of track between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane will be taking place from next Monday, August 22, until Wednesday August … Continue reading

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Tram workers to join Tube staff in strike action on Aug 19

More than 1,000 Transport for London and London Underground workers will take strike action next Friday, August 19, in a dispute over pay, pensions and jobs. They include workers on the Croydon Trams. The workers, members of the Unite union, … Continue reading

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London bus drivers to take strike action on same day as Tube

Trades union Unite has called for a bus strike in London in two weeks’ time – including on the same day as a planned Tube and Overground strike. More than 1,600 bus drivers are set to join the take strike … Continue reading

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Part-time Perry is fiddling over ULEZ while Croydon burns

In the middle of the hottest and driest summer on record, Jason Perry, Chris Philp and south London Tories are opposing measures to address the climate crisis. By our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor, has made … Continue reading

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Disruption expected for a month over Coulsdon roadworks

Expect disruption and delays for the next month in and around Coulsdon town centre, where resurfacing works got underway yesterday. Council contractors Conway plan on being on site until August 22, “hopefully and finally making right the well-intentioned but poorly … Continue reading

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All change for Elizabeth Line trains on faster track to Heathrow

‘Going anywhere nice for your holidays?’ Gatwick has long been the obvious airport of choice for people from Croydon looking to jet away, but the completion of the £17.6bn CrossRail could finally provide a viable public transport route from south … Continue reading

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Tram crash driver could face Old Bailey trial early next year

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram that crashed at Sandilands in November 2016, is to stand trial, possibly at the Old Bailey, early in 2023. Dorris appeared at a preliminary hearing at Croydon Crown Court yesterday morning, where he … Continue reading

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Two days of tram strikes coming down the tracks next week

Drivers on the Croydon Tramlink network will be striking again next Wednesday and Thursday. The strike on July 13-14 follows a previous two-day stoppage last month in a dispute over pay. “There has still been no new offer from management … Continue reading

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Union claims TOL manager ‘intimidated’ striking tram drivers

Tram drivers entered their second day of strike action this morning with their union officials claiming that support for the industrial action had been solid, despite attempts by the operators’ management to intimidate staff on the picket lines. The dispute … Continue reading

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