Network Rail

A plan to regenerate Woodside ticket office

Posted on April 27th, by James Taylor in Culture. 4 comments

How an abandoned station building can be made into a community hub

For far too many years the former Woodside station building has sat empty and unused. It was shut in 1997 when the Addiscombe branch of Network South East was closed down to make way for the new Tramlink system. Transport for London purchased the building in 2007 and restored elements of the building, saving it … Read More »

A Christmas prayer for Croydon

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

A list of demands for an authority higher than Develop Croydon

Dear Lord,

Thank you for bringing us to the end of another year in Croydon.

As ever, it has been a mixed year – with highs, lows, and everything in between. Whilst we might not fully understand why some things happen to ourselves or our fellow Croydonians, we can trust in … 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 »

New platforms proposed for East Croydon station

Posted on November 5th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 2 comments

East Croydon station could get two new platforms to expand capacity. Network Rail announced proposals after launching the consultation period of the Sussex Route Study, which covered routes to London Bridge, London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.  East Croydon was a key area of the study as travel into London Bridge is expected to rise by more than 60%.

Release begins: The council has welcomed proposals from Network … Read More »