Last chance to have your say on how to spend £50,000 to improve East Croydon Station


East Croydon station has been allocated £50,000 for improvements.   This money will come from a passenger compensation fund that the government made Govia Thameslink Railway set up following the timetable fiasco last year. Click here for more information on the fund.

Suggestions must be made by 31 July 2019

ECCO has filled in the form on the basis of suggestions submitted in response to a previous post and made at our AGM.  We suggested

  • environmental improvements, such as greening the area with trees and other plants
  • improving the appearance and/or use of the sorting office (more murals,  a community garden in the car park, temporary exhibitions or events in the sorting office)
  • peeling the transformation off the windows on the ramps down to the platforms
  • pop-up retail opportunities
  • extra staff on the platforms for security

We did not include the following suggestions in our response

  • improving the pavement by Porter and Sorter (has just been resurfaced)
  • improving the maintenance of the lighting on Billinton Hill (responsibility of Network Rail)
  • finishing the passenger footbridge to reach the Addiscombe side (responsibility of Menta).
  • improve traffic flow around the taxi pick up point to improve safety and congestion (responsibility of Croydon Council)
  • cleaning the granite pavements in front of the station (responsibility of Network Rail)
  • improving the lighting along Cherry Orchard Road from Knolly’s House to Cedar Road (responsibility of Croydon Council)
  • demolishing the sorting office and using the space for car parking (responsibility of Network Rail)


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