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Network Rail gets funding for the expansion of East Croydon

Inside Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an announcement coming next week which really could help to transform Croydon

Network Rail is about to announce funding for a major expansion of East Croydon Station

Network Rail is about to announce government funding for the design and consultation work to provide extra platforms at an expanded East Croydon Station and to build “flyover junctions” north of the station to remove what is known as “the Croydon bottleneck” on rail services between London, Gatwick and Brighton.

The funding announcement, expected early next week, is, at this stage, just for the preliminary work, rather than for the major engineering which will be required. But it is expected to lead to an enabling Act of Parliament for the works to be passed at Westminster by the end of 2019.

This funding has come on top of the £300million engineering investment agreed last year for works on…

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