Saturday, 12th December 2015, local residents and Labour activists from Addiscombe and Fairfield
Wards, along with Marina Ahmad, Labour’s candidate for Croydon & Sutton, did a walkabout around East Croydon to see what improvements can be made to make the station and the local area a better, safer and nicer place.
Among the things we looked at were:
- How the signage within the station could be improved, especially in regards platforms, train times, and where the exits led to.
- Road safety around East Croydon for pedestrians and cyclists
- Bus Stops and information provided to commuters
- the new Sainsbury convenience store and access to it
- Better access into the station for pedestrians, cars and taxis
- Ways to improve the congestion, and the occasional gridlock
- How Southern could promote Croydon and local events within the station
Local residents welcomed the news that East Croydon Station may be rebuilt, but even if this is agreed by Network Rail, it will be many years before any major works start, let alone complete. The purpose of Saturday’s event was to start to work up some ideas for quick wins that the local community and commuters would appreciate. Along side this the aim is to work up some medium and longer terms improvement to the station and the area, which may need to be funded by Network Rail, Transport for London and Croydon Council.
We want more local people to be involved and if you are interested in making the East Croydon area a
better place, or have some ideas that you want us to consider or take action on, please drop us a line, and we will invite you to future discussions. Email the action team on East Croydon either at Addiscombe@croydonlabour.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.