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#SouthernFail: Victoria night services to be axed permanently

Inside Croydon

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the latest, inevitable erosion of rail services by stealth for Croydon

Southern Railway’s effort to reduce services out of Victoria on the Brighton line, via East Croydon, will take another big step forward at noon today when their barely publicised public “consultation” on their night-time services closes.

Southern wants to make permanent its withdrawal of its week night services between Victoria, East Croydon, Surrey, Sussex and Brighton, with no trains operating out of the mainline terminus after five minutes past midnight from Sundays to Thursdays until commuter services resume.

The withdrawal of the service will be a massive blow to night-time and shift workers who live in and around Croydon and need to get home from the city centre, as well as West End theatre-goers and diners, who will have many fewer options when planning their homeward journey.

It is also likely to adversely…

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