Five Day Strike On Southern Rail Planned In August

Passengers on Southern Rail are in for more disruption after a five day strike in August from Monday next week. Members of the RMT Union will be on strike from 00.01 on Monday 8 August until 23.59 on Friday 12 August, meaning that a whole working week of disruption is likely. The strike is due to the […]

Revised Southern Railways service plan

Revised service on all Southern routes on Mondays to Fridays from Monday 11 July until further notice Full details and updates on the link below http://tired.bz/southernCuts Last updated 9am 7 July We understand the impact that the current unpredictable and often late notice cancellations and delays have on your journeys and daily plans. While this […]

Government response to Southern Railways petition

The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Remove the franchise for Southern Rail from Govia Thameslink.”. Government responded: Govia Thameslink Railway are delivering plans to reverse decades of under-investment on the rail network. Removing the franchise from GTR will not address the challenges on this part of the network. The challenges of […]

Sunday afternoon walk with Iggy the Dinosaur

In 1853, a group of eminent professors and palaeontologists held a New Year’s Eve feast inside the concrete mould of an Iguanodon in Crystal Palace’s Dinosaur Court. The first full-scale reconstruction of dinosaurs ever attempted went on public display when the park opened in June 1854. Dinosaur remains were being discovered up and down the […]

Southern Rail vote to stage three 24-hour strikes

Commuter chaos expected as conductors on Southern Rail vote to stage three 24-hour strikes over new rules which hand door control duties to drivers Conductors on Southern Rail are set to stage three 24-hour strikes on 26 April, 10 May and 12 May – because control of doors has been handed to drivers. They’re set […]

Crystal Palace Overground Festival to return in 2017

An annual arts festival in Crystal Palace will not be held this year as organisers seek to make it bigger for 2017. Launched by Upper Norwood Triangle Traders in 2006, Crystal Palace Overground Festival has outgrown its main space at Westow Park and now the team behind it is planning to take it to Crystal Palace Park […]

SE19 by Andrew Bone

I know that I can’t really sing and that I’m not very good at the guitar, but I’ve tried to not let that get in the way. ps. I know that they’ll be places, businesses, cafes etc that I’ll later wish that I’d included, but there’s a good chance that they’ll be quite relieved. Also, […]

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs is a pressure group that is launching a wide-ranging education and interpretation programme as a partner to a renewed effort to do urgent conservation work on the famous 160-year old dinosaur sculptures. We’ve just made a short animation film explaining why our beloved Grade 1 extinct animal statues, which […]