RAIL IMPROVEMENTS "NOW GOING IN REVERSE" SAY SYDENHAM SOCIETY – "We simply can’t allow our local train services to deteriorate."

RAIL IMPROVEMENTS "NOW GOING IN REVERSE" SAY SYDENHAM SOCIETY - "We simply can’t allow our local train services to deteriorate." Rail improvements are now going in reverse, say Sydenham Society in a damning editorial in the latest edition of their magazine. Train fare rises have been put on hold for the next few years as … Continue reading RAIL IMPROVEMENTS "NOW GOING IN REVERSE" SAY SYDENHAM SOCIETY – "We simply can’t allow our local train services to deteriorate."

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HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT

HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT   Hundreds of Routemaster buses are being recalled after the Department for Transport (DfT) identified a fault with the rear doors.  The DfT found that it is possible for the doors to open without warning while the bus is moving, causing the bus to come to a … Continue reading HUNDREDS OF ROUTEMASTER BUSES RECALLED OVER DOOR FAULT

COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED

COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED   Croydon council’s campaign for vital upgrades to train lines connecting London and the south coast has been endorsed by a Government-commissioned study. Published by the DfT, the London and South Coast Rail Corridor Study supports the council’s calls for urgent improvements to the Brighton Mainline in … Continue reading COUNCIL CAMPAIGN FOR UPGRADES TO BRIGHTON MAINLINE BOOSTED

TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE – and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon – Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern

TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE - and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon - Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern   Trains will stop for five minutes at Crystal Palace station - and there will be no trains running directly from Sydenham to East Croydon. The proposals - … Continue reading TRAINS TO STOP FOR FIVE MINUTES AT CRYSTAL PALACE – and no trains direct from Sydenham to East Croydon – Sydenham Society fires major broadsides at Southern

SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD

SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD   Southern Rail passengers who pay for their journeys by contactless cards are NOT eligible to claim compensation. Croydon North MP Steve Reed, who is shadow minister for culture, media and sport, in a series of written questions to Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading SOUTHERN: NO COMPENSATION FOR PASSENGERS PAYING BY CONTACTLESS CARD, MP TOLD

PASSENGERS "TURN ON TRANSPORT SECRETARY OVER COMMUTER RAIL CHAOS" SAYS GLA POLL

PASSENGERS "TURN ON TRANSPORT SECRETARY OVER COMMUTER RAIL CHAOS" SAYS GLA POLL New polling has revealed that passengers across London and the wider commuter belt are turning against the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, over the ongoing chaos on commuter rail lines into London, say the Greater London Authority. A press release from the Mayor of … Continue reading PASSENGERS "TURN ON TRANSPORT SECRETARY OVER COMMUTER RAIL CHAOS" SAYS GLA POLL

LAMBETH'S LIB PECK 'RAILS' AGAINST CHRIS GRAYLING……

LAMBETH'S LIB PECK 'RAILS' AGAINST CHRIS GRAYLING......   The leader of Lambeth council, Cllr Lib Peck, has written to the secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling  expressing shock and outrage at the Government’s broken promise on fixing the suburban rail crisis. Chris Grayling MP disappointed millions of commuters by dismissing plans to hand over … Continue reading LAMBETH'S LIB PECK 'RAILS' AGAINST CHRIS GRAYLING……

……..AS BROMLEY TORY MP CALLS FOR CHRIS GRAYLING TO RESIGN

 ........AS BROMLEY TORY MP CALLS FOR CHRIS GRAYLING TO RESIGN - "I will not allow long suffering passengers in my constituency to be used as political pawns." Bob Neill, Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst, has called on Transport secretary Chris Grayling to resign. In an article on the 'Politics Home' website Mr Neill, a … Continue reading ……..AS BROMLEY TORY MP CALLS FOR CHRIS GRAYLING TO RESIGN

MPs SLAM SOUTHERN RAIL IN COMMONS DEBATE – WHILE MINISTER BLAMES UNIONS

MPs SLAM SOUTHERN RAIL IN COMMONS DEBATE - WHILE MINISTER BLAMES UNIONS   All three of the area's MPs criticised Southern Rail in a House of Commons debate on Monday - with Croydon North MP Steve Reed calling for fare rises to be ruled out. Mr Reed, who is shadow minister for culture, media and … Continue reading MPs SLAM SOUTHERN RAIL IN COMMONS DEBATE – WHILE MINISTER BLAMES UNIONS

WESTOW STREET DELAYS UNTIL ALMOST CHRISTMAS / CROYDON PARKS WELCOME CAREFUL CYCLISTS

WESTOW STREET DELAYS UNTIL ALMOST CHRISTMAS   Traffic delays in the Triangle area of Crystal Palace are likely to continue until almost Christmas. Christmas decorations now adorn part of the fencing on Westow Street where Thames Water signboards say the work is expected to be completed on December 23rd - but one local trader said work … Continue reading WESTOW STREET DELAYS UNTIL ALMOST CHRISTMAS / CROYDON PARKS WELCOME CAREFUL CYCLISTS