The new timetable will radically change Croydon’s rail services

Posted on April 11th, by Charles King in Politics & Society. 11 comments

The new timetable will affect virtually all stations in Croydon in dramatic ways, if it can be delivered

Last month, the CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTW) Charles Horton stated in the Metro that the new GTR timetable starting on 20th May 2018 will benefit passengers by providing greater capacity, more trains and new destinations, making capacity “capable of carrying the entire population of Bristol every week”.

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Renationalisation can’t save Croydon’s railways. But can TfL?

Posted on February 5th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Once a railwayman, always a railwayman – Robert Ward takes a look at the proposal for TfL to play a bigger role

It is decades since I worked on the railway, but I still follow the railwayman’s rule of checking the rails as I walk along the platform at East Croydon. In those days, it was British Rail – we were publicly owned.

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Leading ourselves up the garden path – confirmation bias and Croydon

Posted on January 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 2 comments

A recent controversy made Robert Ward look for answers. Finding none from either side, he was dismayed to see that everyone believed them anyway

A recent Twitter conversation with fellow Croydonian David White and an unknown person in Cumbria brought me up against my old enemy: confirmation bias. It may not sound like a formidable opponent, but a formidable opponent it is. It lies at … Read More »

East Croydon’s leaky artery: a transport hub on life support

Posted on March 12th, by Stephen Mann in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Commuter Stephen Mann takes a look at the worrying drop in standards at Croydon’s transport gateway

“Southern is sorry to announce that the [insert train time here] to [insert destination here] is delayed by approximately x minutes. We are sorry for the delay this will cause to your journey today.”

I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of hearing … Read More »