Tag Archives: Transport

Longer trams could save London millions, say LibDems

There is rapidly growing realisation that the major transport projects proposed in and around Croydon – so far amounting to more than £100-million-worth of publicly financed works – are concerned only with increasing the number of cars on our roads, … Continue reading

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We need to find better ways to get our railways back on track

CROYDON COMMENTARY: High fares and poor service are the bane of every local commuters’ daily grind. DAVID CALLAM suggests it is time for change Trains play a crucial role in the lives of many people in Croydon. I haven’t been … Continue reading

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Goat House Bridge re-opens after six months’ repair works

Goat House Bridge on Penge Road in Norwood, which has been closed for repair works by Network Rail for six months, is now fully open to traffic again, which may come as a relief to any Crystal Palace fans on … Continue reading

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Council’s six 20mph zone proposals criticised as “pathetic”

A council proposal to introduce trial 20mph zones on six of the borough’s roads near schools has been described as “pathetic” and “uninspiring” by local road safety and cycling campaigners. Croydon Council is to discuss the proposal, funded with £200,000 … Continue reading

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Death on the roads and achieving a new cycle for transport

JASON COBB is a long-time blogger on Lambeth, with a broader interest in all things sarf London, a lido swimmer, a Surrey cricket fan who enjoys watching non-league football, and who travels to work by bike. After the deaths of … Continue reading

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Council accused of broken promise to disabled children

A father from South Croydon has accused Croydon Council of acting unlawfully and immorally over the decision in 2011 to stop providing transport to disabled children attending the Purley Oaks literacy centre. The centre is run by Croydon Council and … Continue reading

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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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Making Croydon bike safe will help rebuild community spirit

Croydon’s cyclists will be watching London’s bicycling mayor with interest over the next four years, to see whether Boris Johnson does more than merely pay lip-service to the wearers of bicycle clips than he did in his first term. Despite … Continue reading

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Council’s £3.7m deal collapses over uninsured buses

Croydon Council tonight cancelled a £3.7 million contract with a transport firm less than a month after it had started operating a bus service for disabled children, because the company did not have properly licensed vehicles and lacked the required … Continue reading

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