Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Another Nail in The Coffin

As we greet the new year in Croydonia, it seems that the gloomy Christmas (courtesy of our "beloved" Council not putting up any Christmas decorations) was just a foretaste of gloom that we will have to endure in 2005.

Tramlink, Croydon's loss making tram ride, has decided to put its fares up from £1 for a single journey to £1.20 as from today.

This stonking 20% increase handsomely beats the fare increase on the trains, buses and tube systems; which, on average, are raising their prices between 4%-8%.

Needless to say this 20% rise is massively in excess of the rate of inflation, which is currently around 2%.

This rise represents, in addition to the decaying buildings and squalid areas of Croydon, another nail in the coffin of Croydon's image and infrastructure.

Happy New Year!

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