Network Rail has started a six-week consultation on its solution to remove the worst train bottleneck in the country, it was announced on Monday. Increasing the number of platforms from six to eight, adding two extra tracks and replacing five junctions with flyovers and dive unders are part of a grand plan to reduce delays on Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services between London, Surrey and the south coast. The station itself would also be modernised. Seventeen hundred trains pass through East Croydon each weekday, that’s two thirds more than the number of services at King’s Cross and a third more than Manchester Piccadilly. The bottleneck is blamed for exacerbating delays when problems happen elsewhere on the network. This aerial footage has been released showing 39 trains being delayed over a two-hour period because of congestion during one evening rush hour: Sorry, this content isn't available on your device. Network Rail warns that trains will continue … [Read more...] about How do you solve a problem like East Croydon?
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Rail passengers travelling between Gatwick and East Croydon have faced cancellations and delays this morning (Wednesday September 26). Southern say that urgent repairs are being carried out on the track between these stations.Earlier this morning it was advised that a track defect was found in the Coulsdon South area. Network Rail operatives have been sent to carry out repairs, with the work estimated to take around 90 minutes. The engineers arrived on site at 8.30am, and work is underway to repair the track. This will be a temporary fix, with a permanent fix to be implemented overnight. It is currently expected that once these initial repairs are complete, the train service will be able to resume; however, there will be a speed restriction in place which may result in delays on services through the area.Currently, non stopping services that run on the fast lines between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon are subject to delays, cancellations and alterations.A reduced Gatwick Express … [Read more...] about Rail disruption between Gatwick and East Croydon
Here you will be able to find all traffic and travel updates for Wednesday (August 8) in Surrey as they unfold. Follow this live blog for all news regarding traffic building up, road closures, train disruptions or flight cancellations. We will be keeping you up to date until 9am, so keep an eye on things here for all your travel and weather. For all of today's breaking news, visit our news section , or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . You can also keep up to date with the latest news from across the county via the free Surrey Live app. You can set up your app to see news and events from your area, and receive notifications for any breaking news. Join the Get Surrey 'Traffic and Travel' group We've created a Facebook group for people who live in and travel through the county to keep up to date with what's happening on the roads and trains. We will keep you informed about the latest news that affects your journey to work or school, as well as at the weekend, whether it is planes … [Read more...] about Emergency services dealing with ‘incident’ at East Croydon
A person tragically passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while on board a train at East Croydon. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 2pm on Wednesday, August 1, following reports of someone suffering a cardiac arrest. Officers from British Transport Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended the incident but the person was pronounced dead at the scene, reports the Croydon Advertiser . Southern Rail has said a doctor who was on the same train as the passenger who suffered a cardiac arrest earlier today treated the passenger while on board. A spokesman for the firm said: “A passenger on a Bognor Regis to London Victoria train suffered what we understand was a heart attack as the train was approaching East Croydon today. “Our station manager Simon Ring helped the on board supervisor and a doctor, who was on board, to carry out CPR and administer the station’s defibrillator. “Sadly, despite their best efforts and those of … [Read more...] about Passenger dies after suffering cardiac arrest on train at East Croydon station
Commuters heading home from London are set to face delays this evening after a ‘number of incidents’ on the Brighton Mainline today (July 26). Southern Rail said problems between East Croydon and Brighton mean there will be disruption to services until 8pm.Commuters are set to face delays of up to 20 minutes between the two stations.The incidents included:- A passenger alarm being activated on board the 11.56am Bognor Regis to London Victoria service at Gatwick Airport, which temporarily blocked one of the lines towards London- An passenger taken ill on board the 3.25pm London Victoria to Brighton service at Purley station - A bridge strike in the Earlswood area- Various train faults across the network most recently including Gatwick Airport and Harlington- A fault with the signalling system between Preston Park and Brighton - Faults with some sets of points in the Earlswood, Gatwick and Three Bridges areas because of high temperaturesTo check your journey, visit: … [Read more...] about Train delays between East Croydon and Brighton