Tag Archives: Transport for London

Safety handles on speeding trams have failed, BBC reports

An investigation by the BBC suggests that the driver’s safety control on the south London tram network often fails to operate, providing a possible explanation for last November’s crash at Sandilands in which seven passengers died. The safety control, which … Continue reading

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Not much to show for £5.4m spent on East Croydon’s bus stops

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports from East Croydon bus station after its re-opening yesterday, more than a month later than scheduled So is that it? Is that what the council and Transport for London took almost six months and, they … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Road closures at Easter will offer taste of chaos to come

Croydon is about to get a taste of the sort of traffic chaos and disruption which may await once the Hammersfield development gets underway – if it ever does – when the town centre is closed down for 10 days … Continue reading

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More Wellesley Road works coming down the tram tracks

Anyone enduring the traffic jams along Wellesley Road since the weekend, you’ll be delighted to know there could be more on the way. Croydon Council quietly dropped its “Connected Croydon” tag for its street improvement works, because eventually even the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Planning, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Buses set to by-pass Colonnades and Purley Way superstore

Transport for London has this week begun a consultation on streamlining two Croydon bus routes, the 289 and 455, in and around the Purley Way. TfL wants to eliminate the loop into the Colonnades complex currently on the 289 route, … Continue reading

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Barwell and Philp ‘playing politics’ over Southern Rail chaos

Croydon’s Tory MPs Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell have been accused by a fellow south London Conservative MP of “playing politics” with people’s lives over the mismanagement of Southern Rail. Philp and Barwell have also been criticised for using the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sean Fitzsimons, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment