Tag Archives: West Croydon

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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Bank robbers and Beethoven: life on the buses has changed

Our roving reporter, KEN TOWL, after months of observing lockdown, has been roving a little more than usual this past week, checking how Croydon’s public transport is coping with the new normal Friday, and I can’t help but think that … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … Continue reading

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Sustrans charity is mapping the changes to London’s streets

Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, has created a live online map allowing Londoners to share their views on emergency measures as councils and Transport for London rapidly prioritise walking and cycling on the capital’s streets to allow Londoners to … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … 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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79% object to bus route changes – but TfL go ahead with cuts

Building works around the Whitgift Centre will see eight bus routes shortened to avoid  driving through Croydon town centre Transport for London last night confirmed that they are to press ahead with cuts to most of the bus routes serving … Continue reading

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Carnival of Cultures, London Road, West Croydon, Jul 28

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Slums of the Future: Croydon has capital’s smallest micro-flat

Thousands of Croydon families are finding themselves in “cramped, substandard, and unaffordable homes” due to “flawed” government planning regulations, research published today claims. The report by London Assembly Member Tom Copley highlights Croydon has having more permitted development flats than … Continue reading

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Lime bikes are falling over themselves to be taken for a ride

This is the scene outside West Croydon railway station yesterday afternoon. The dockless Lime e-bike trial in Croydon is less than one week in, and already one of the more obvious, predictable, shortcomings with a dockless bike hire scheme was … Continue reading

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Mayor finds £5m to save West Croydon and 50 ticket offices

In a rare instance where a public authority has conducted a consultation and actually listened to the responses, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has junked plans to close ticket offices 51 London Overground stations, after protests from passengers and lobbying … Continue reading

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West Croydon crash causes chaos, a sign of things to come

Photostory by SARAH BOWELL Croydon town centre came to a standstill yesterday afternoon after a car crashed in to a shop front at the junction of Tamworth Road and London Road, opposite West Croydon railway station. According to the emergency … Continue reading

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TfL has agreed tenders to shorten 11 town centre bus routes

Croydon and Sutton’s largest public transport passenger group has issued a withering demolition of TfL’s proposals to shorten bus routes through Croydon town centre, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Transport for London’s plan to shorten 11 bus routes through Croydon town … Continue reading

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All change, as TfL consults on two bus routes for Cane Hill

Hold very tight please… our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, has news of more changes to local bus services Transport for London public consultations are a bit like their buses… you wait for ages for one, and then two come along … Continue reading

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#RailRevolution: activists join forces to protest 3% fare rise

Sick of rising rail fares and chaotic commuting? Tired of the endless tinkering with our broken privatised railway system? On Wednesday, just as rail fares across the country go up by an inflation-busting 3.1 per cent – following 12 months … Continue reading

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Croydon Mencap Carol Service, St Michael’s, Dec 13

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Christmas services at St Michael’s, West Croydon, Dec 2-25

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All change on the buses, as now 412 suffers a service cut

Transport for London has just announced another reduction in service to a busy bus route in Croydon. The 412, which runs between West Croydon and Purley, is to be reduced from four buses an hour to three, the change to … Continue reading

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Council report says roads ‘will not cope’ with Westfield traffic

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on how the Town Hall scrutiny committee wants Croydon to ‘champion’ the local tram network to ensure that TfL ‘takes passenger safety seriously’ Croydon Council’s scrutiny committee has warned that the town centre’s “current road network … Continue reading

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Charity Commission launches financial probe into Tabernacle

An evangelical church based in West Croydon has been placed under investigation by the Charity Commission and had its bank accounts frozen. The Croydon Tabernacle is the second evangelical church based in Croydon to be placed under formal investigation by … Continue reading

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London Road is about to be transformed into a Green Mile

West Croydon is about to get its own Green Mile, though this has nothing to do with a book by Stephen King nor the movie starring Tom Hanks. The Our Green Mile launch event on March 4 seeks to build … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: 94% of Croydon rush hour services are late

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on a report that confirms the bleedin’ obvious A National Audit Office report has confirmed what Croydon commuters have known for more than three years: they daily endure the worst train performance in the whole … Continue reading

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TfL consults New Addington over tram service reductions

Transport for London, which abandoned its immediate plans for altering the tram service from New Addington because they had failed to consult the public, has started to consult the public on its plans. The TfL changes will see passengers from … Continue reading

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Photography Forum member offers his Croydon insights

Next week’s meeting of the Croydon Photography Forum will see one of the group’s own members talking about their lifetime’s work with their cameras. West Croydon resident Jan Podsiadly attended the London College of Printing in the early 1970s – … Continue reading

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