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Sydenham Station shows steady passenger growth in 2013

Sydenham Station shows steady passenger growth in 2013

Posted on 28. Feb, 2014 by .

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Over one quarter of a million extra passengers recorded

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‘Sydenham Station one of best preserved on line’

‘Sydenham Station one of best preserved on line’

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .

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TfL survey singles out station building and “old ticket office” on bridge

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London Assembly consults on rail embankments

London Assembly consults on rail embankments

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .

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Is the cutting back of rail embankments good for wildlife and the environment?

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Southeastern trains win three-year extension to franchise

Southeastern trains win three-year extension to franchise

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by .

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Announced today is the extension of the Southeastern trains franchise until 31st March 2014. Southeastern  (owned by Govia) run  trains from Orpington to Victoria which call locally at Penge East and Sydenham Hill. Southeastern attracted criticism a few months ago for rail fare rises well above the rate of inflation. flickr.com/photos/21611052@N02/4454739489/

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All London interactive station map

All London interactive station map

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by .

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This useful TfL map allows you to click on any Underground and Overground station to find out train times and ticket office opening hours. http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/im/SI-T.html        

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Have you got a railcard? Here’s how to save one third off the price of an off-peak Oystercard

Have you got a railcard? Here’s how to save one third off the price of an off-peak Oystercard

Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by .

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Rail companies don’t go out of their way to advertise discounts. So rail card holders (16-25, disabled, HM Forces and Annual Gold Cards, Senior) probably won’t know that they can register their cards at any LU ticket Office or National Rail station selling Oystercards and automatically get one third discount on off-peak Oystercards on most […]

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Michael Portillo travels from Brighton to Crystal Palace

Michael Portillo travels from Brighton to Crystal Palace

Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by .

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In the 2nd series of BBC2′s Great British Railway Journeys,  Michael Portillo visits Crystal Palace. To playback click HERE (link to BBC iplayer) :

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Buying a monthly Oystercard or annual season ticket at Sydenham station.

Buying a monthly Oystercard or annual season ticket at Sydenham station.

Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by .

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Local commuters have been advised wrongly by station staff that they cannot purchase monthly Oystercard or annual season tickets at Sydenham or Forest Hill and that they need to travel to London Bridge or another national station to do so.  Thanks to an intervention by Caroline Pigeon, Lib-Dem member of the London Assembly, this  has […]

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£1/3m Sydenham Park rail footbridge repairs given go-ahead

£1/3m Sydenham Park rail footbridge repairs given go-ahead

Posted on 04. Dec, 2010 by .

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The footbridge over the railway between Dacres Road and Sydenham Park (close to the Dietrich Bonhoeffer German church) is to be given a major make-over in 2011. Lewisham’s Mayor and Cabinet meeting on the 17 November approved a report of recommendations for schemes for inclusion in the 2011-2014 Local Implementation Plan.  The report included a […]

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Thameslink 2000 now becomes Thameslink 2018! North-south rail link is safe but will open at same time as Crossrail.

Thameslink 2000 now becomes Thameslink 2018! North-south rail link is safe but will open at same time as Crossrail.

Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by .

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The £6bn Thameslink north-south link through the capital is safe from cuts, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced. But the project will not now be completed until 2017-8 – opening at roughly the same time as the east-west Crossrail project is completed. The newly revamped line – so long delayed that the project was initially […]

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