Tag Archives: West Croydon station

‘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

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Cycling, Duppas Hill Park, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

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

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Purley, Sanderstead, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, David Callam, East Croydon, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon Tamil Business Forum, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, London Road Traders Association, Malcolm Wicks MP, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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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Inside Croydon’s Heroes of the Week: MOT Centre staff

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader has been in touch. They write: “I would like to nominate the mechanics of the Croydon MOT Centre in West Croydon. “Today, at approximately 4.30pm, I witnessed a very nasty road rage incident, yards from the … Continue reading

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Abandon Ship: West Croydon locals lament pub closure

ROBERT CANNING on the closure of another much-loved Croydon local, the Ship of Fools Croydon’s pub-goers are well used to seeing their locals closed and boarded up or turned into flats or supermarkets. Yesterday, it was the turn of JD … Continue reading

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