Archive for the ‘Cheam Station’ Category

Handing out leaflets at Cheam Railway Station

by Mary Burstow on 31 March, 2015

I spent this morning doing my “supportive wife” routine, by helping Paul hand out leaflets at Cheam Railway Station.  I was really struck by how very friendly everyone is.  I must confess to being rather glad the election will be over on 7th May.  Getting up at 6:30am is not my idea of fun.   […]

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Dangerous tunnel at Cheam Railway Station

by Mary Burstow on 19 December, 2014

The tunnel connecting the Northern and Southern platforms of Cheam Railway station, is one wet, muddy, slippery accident just waiting to happen. As you walk through it, you are greeted with pools of muddy water on a smooth surface.  If you are lucky, there is a warning cone near the puddle.  This is just not […]

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Network Rail Consultation

by Mary Burstow on 21 October, 2014

Network Rail is developing a programme of Route Studies, in conjunction with rail industry partners and other stakeholders  On Wednesday 15 October we have published a 30-year plan to cope with rail growth in south London , Surrey and Sussex – called the Sussex Route Study. The document looks at options for how the railway […]

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Photo by Julie Anne Walter On Saturday morning, the Steam Train Oliver Cromwell came into Cheam Station.   Lots of people line the station platform to get a look or travel on the train Photo by Colin Evison The rain did nothing to dampen peoples spirits, it was a wonderful sight. Photo by Julie Anne […]

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Oliver Cromwell Steam Train to visit Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 4 July, 2014

© Terry Casey 2009. Reproduced by permission It is not often that I make a point of visiting Cheam Station to see a Railway Engine, but on Saturday 5th July, we are having a special visitor. The Oliver Cromwell Steam train, will be stopping in Cheam en route to Canterbury on Saturday 5th July. The […]

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Oliver Cromwell Steam Train to visit Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 7 June, 2014

© Terry Casey 2009. Reproduced by permission There is something wonderful and majestic about watching a Steam Train go past. When it pulls into your own railway station, then so far as I am concerned that is really special. The Oliver Cromwell Steam train, will be stopping in Cheam en route to Canterbury on Saturday […]

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A Blue Vintage Diesel Class 47 at Cheam Railway Station

by Mary Burstow on 23 November, 2013

I saw the add in the Sutton Guardian for “A Festive Day Out by Steam Train” from Cheam to Ely and got very excited.  However it was not to be!  It turns out Cheam will be getting a 50 year old blue, vintage diesel, class 47, which is just not the same thing!  Hurumph!! I […]

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Mayor rules out travelcard for part-time workers

by Mary Burstow on 3 November, 2013

Last week at Mayor’s Question Time the Mayor refused to further consider the merits of a travelcard for part-time workers.   Following questioning from Lib Dem Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon, the Mayor, who is chair of Transport for London, gave a clear cut reply that he had ruled out any further consideration of the proposal.  […]

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Cheam Station Car Park

by Mary Burstow on 10 September, 2013

I am very pleased to see that there is now a height barrier installed into Cheam Station Car Park.  The barrier makes it much harder for Travellers to abuse the car park.

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New Loos for Cheam Station

by Mary Burstow on 4 September, 2013

I am very pleased to see that Southern Rail are putting in new Ladies Loos, on the Cheam Village side of Cheam Station.  I will be honest and say I never tried out the old ones, but I can imagine what they were probably like.  Rather old….!!  Southern tell me, they should be done by the […]

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