Govia Thameslink Railway


When will the saga of Southern end?

Posted on November 22nd, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 8 comments

With an eye to the costs of disruption, the Citizen Editor-in-Chief tries to answer the question on every commuter’s mind

In a time when political divisions about the European Union are tearing the country apart, we can all at least find some common ground in that most British of things: complaining about the trains. It’s usually a safe topic; against a backdrop of economic and … Read More »



Occupy the Gatwick Express

Posted on November 15th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Commuters of Croydon, unite! You have nothing to lose but the tyranny of Govia Thameslink Railway

This is a radical manifesto.

The commuters of Croydon have been ABANDONED for TOO LONG.

We are FORCED onto TRUNCATED TRAINS filled with TOO MANY of our fellow travellers.

Veterans of the Connex years once thought that things could never possibly get any worse.

Now their laughter … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



Patience required – the saga of Southern

Posted on March 10th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 12 comments

Ex-railwayman Robert Ward went down memory lane (or should that be line?) at a public meeting on the controversial performance of Southern

If you wanted to hear a man say “sorry” a lot, then the meeting on Croydon’s rail service organised by Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell was the place to be. The man in question was Peter Wilkinson, managing director of the government’s Office … Read More »