Tag Archives: Tram

After decades of wage stagnation, workers have one option

Croydon’s bin lorry crews are about to start three weeks of industrial action, as train, Tube and now tram drivers are also going on strike. It is often the only course of action that workers can take, writes ANDREW FISHER … Continue reading

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Civic ceremonies and choir to mark tram crash anniversary

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment, in which seven Croydon residents died. A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary will take place at Central Parade, New Addington, near the homes of many of those passengers who … Continue reading

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TfL admits need to consult over New Addington tram changes

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on how the regional transport authority has been caught out by reports on this website, and has been forced to consult over its tram proposals Transport for London has been forced to postpone its proposed changes … Continue reading

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Croydon waits on tram crash investigators’ preliminary report

Seven names were added to Croydon’s service of remembrance at Croydon Minster yesterday morning. Dane Chinnery Donald Collett Robert Huxley Philip Logan Dorota Rynkiewicz Phil Seary Mark Smith

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Let’s reach out across walls, instead of building new ones

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For his Remembrance Sunday homily, after a week of tragedy in Croydon, the vicar of St Andrew’s, South Croydon, WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, suggests that we should be breaking down walls Of the building of walls there is … Continue reading

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Don’t panic! ‘Railageddon’ is about to arrive in south London

It’s not just local news websites which are being alarmist about the shut down of a wide range of rail services over the holiday period, beginning as soon as tomorrow evening. The rail companies are getting a bit panicky, too. … Continue reading

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Platform puts Wimbledon service back on track with Tramlink

Tramlink services through to Wimbledon have resumed as normal after Transport for London built a new tram platform at the tram network’s western terminus in less than five months. From next spring, when four new trams enter service, bringing the … Continue reading

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TfL’s tram scheme will benefit Westfield, but not passengers

Alerted by a report on Inside Croydon, BERNARD WINCHESTER’s research into Transport for London’s proposal for a new Tramlink loop has some troubling conclusions Do you catch the tram from Harrington Road or Beckenham to West Croydon or Surrey Street … Continue reading

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Boris’s TfL goes all loopy for Westfield over tram extension

Another day, another public “consultation”, this time brought to us by Transport for London, and about the Croydon trams. No, don’t get too excited: Boris hasn’t suddenly found a few mill down the side of his sofa to pay for … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace residents debate park’s future: Apr 30

With the prospect of a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park being handed over to a Chinese developer to build a vast new palace, a group of residents has started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park … Continue reading

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FA Cup draw sees early return to Croydon for ex-boss Fowler

The FA Cup throws up some intriguing draws. This Saturday’s preliminary qualifying round sees an early return to Croydon Arena for John Fowler, who until his abrupt departure in the summer had been the manager of Croydon FC. On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Trams v Crystal Palace anniversay celebration game, Sep 1

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Where there’s a wheel, there ought to be a way for cyclists

Croydon is scarred by urban motorways that divide the borough, cutting off people from their homes and work. KRISTIAN GREGORY, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, says it is time to make people more of a priority than cars The picture … Continue reading

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16-2: Croydon’s non-league sides enjoy a cup goal glut

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Crystal Palace might be flying high in the Championship, but even they couldn’t match Croydon’s non-league clubs, Croydon FC and AFC Croydon Athletic, who on Saturday between them managed to score 16 goals. Croydon FC – The Trams … Continue reading

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Tram slams into the buffers at New Addington terminus

A tram has run into the buffers at the New Addington tram terminal this morning. Police were in attendance, but no one appeared to have been seriously injured. The damage to the tram, part of the original Bombardier stock, appeared … Continue reading

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