Tag Archives: West Croydon station

Broad Green roads to become a Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Four streets in Broad Green, close to West Croydon Station and bus garage, are to have traffic restrictions installed at the end of this month in the latest phase of the government-funded Streetspace scheme. The council announced today that it … Continue reading

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£90m West Croydon deal promises 55% affordable homes

The developers behind a massive residential scheme in an old entertainment venue on Streatham High Road and the redevelopment into luxury flats of the Star and Garter home on Richmond Hill have spent £90million to move in on West Croydon. … Continue reading

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Dockless scheme launched as Croydon stays in bike slow lane

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, finds the council adding a dash of Lime to its otherwise questionable green credentials Just as the rest of the country appears to be abandoning dockless bicycle hire schemes, Croydon Council has belatedly jumped aboard … Continue reading

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All change at West Croydon as TfL makes a platform switch

Train travellers at West Croydon Station have also been having to deal with an imposed service change today, and one which disability groups say was not adequately consulted and which puts their members at a considerable inconvenience if they need … Continue reading

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Energy Garden at West Croydon joins Overground grand tour

Energy gardens at Norwood Junction and West Croydon are to form part of a magical tour of the London Overground network this Saturday. The organisers say, “Energy Garden is one big community and we want to get together to take … Continue reading

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Add energy to your garden skills with West Croydon workshops

Volunteers who have helped to create an energy garden on the platforms of West Croydon Station are staging a series of workshops on gardening, both to help maintain and enhance the communal garden at the station, but also offering a … Continue reading

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Commuter group calls on transport ministry to act on Southern

An organisation representing rail commuters has begun circulating a poster showing a picture of the overcrowded platforms at East Croydon Station as part of an appeal to DafT, the Department for Transport, to intervene to resolve the dispute between Southern … Continue reading

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‘Normal’ service is resumed, but 2018 plans are incomplete

A consultation on supposed “improvements” to Southern and Thameslink train services, and those on Transport for London’s Overground, appear to have wiped Gipsy Hill and Thornton Heath stations from the rail maps, while muddling several existing services. JEREMY CLACKSON, our … Continue reading

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Croydon really is ‘put on the map’ with latest Tube guide

It is undoubtedly one of the laziest and nonsensical of cliches – “putting Croydon on the map”. Which is probably why we hear it used so often by local politicians and attention-seekers. Because, of course, Croydon has been on maps … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan to extend one-hour Hopper fares to tram network

The Croydon tram network is preparing itself to be included in the one-hour Hopper fare scheme when it is introduced by Transport for London in September. Last week, Labour’s new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced the Hopper scheme, which … Continue reading

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How to gridlock Croydon in 100 million easy moves

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, with Labour-run Croydon Council and through Transport for London, has earmarked more than £100 million for road schemes and to re-configure the tram system in the town centre, all for the sake of … Continue reading

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MP Philp: ‘Southern Rail’s service is totally unacceptable’

CHRIS PHILP, the MP for Croydon South, is promising commuters that he will continue to pressure the train operators to deliver an adequate service on lines into London This morning I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate about the appalling … Continue reading

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Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

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Candidate decries Labour re-zoning plan as a doomed stunt

A candidate standing in Croydon for election to parliament next May has dismissed a Labour campaign to change the zoning of East Croydon and West Croydon stations to help reduce commuter fares as “an electioneering stunt”. And Glen Hart is … 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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TickIt vote campaign launch, Apr 16

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Boris plan wants to bulldoze West Croydon bus station

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Plans announced this week suggest a drastic solution to the issue of bus and tram congestion alongside the soon-to-be £1billion Hammersfield shopping centre – knock down the bus garage. The replacement proposed, says ANDREW PELLING, lacks imagination, proper … Continue reading

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New Sherlock mystery: will Cumberbatch visit South Norwood?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC’s Sherlock series, has been invited to attend the official naming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle in South Norwood on February 1. The wags at the South Norwood Tourist Board have issued the invitation, … Continue reading

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Aunt of Mark Duggan to speak at riots film Croydon screening

The aunt of Mark Duggan will be one of the guest speakers at a screening of a film about the 2011 riots to be staged at the Fairfield Halls next month. Duggan’s death in north London in August 2011 sparked … Continue reading

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Shapps to face questions at India event on councillor’s conduct

Grant Shapps, the chairman of the Conservative party, is to be quizzed in Croydon tonight about the conduct of Councillor Jeet Bains, who has been at the centre of heated disputes at a local Sikh temple that has seen the … Continue reading

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The Firebird, family concert: Sunday Oct 20

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Roll out the barrels for a festival of LocAles: Oct 10-12

ROBERT CANNING previews Croydon’s answer to Oktoberfest next week Croydon’s beer drinkers will soon be raising their glasses at the 20th annual local Real Ale Festival, being staged at Wallington Hall, Stafford Road, from next Thursday. Around 60 real ales … Continue reading

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London Road still bypassed by aid, media and politicians

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The area worst-hit by arson and looting on the night of the riots has never been a priority, right from the moment the first petrol bombs were hurled on August 8, 2011, says PATRICK RATNARAJA London Road has … Continue reading

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Dirty Croydon I: Boris failing Londoners on air quality

London Mayor Boris Johnson is not doing enough to reduce motor traffic on the capital’s roads, and is playing down the risks of serious long-term health damage to millions of Londoners. That’s according to Jenny Jones, the Green party London … Continue reading

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Croydon Folk and Blues music festival: July 13

Ever fancied going to one of those posh summer garden parties, but never received the invite? Then get along next Saturday to Ruskin House, where the 23rd annual Folk and Blues Festival offers a family-friendly day, and evening, with at … Continue reading

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