Call to bring London Overground to Thamesmead - south east London's largest town with no trains

News Shopper:

2:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Passengers and politicians are backing a campaign calling for Thamesmead - south east London's largest town without a train station - to finally get hooked up to the rail network.

Major delays for London-bound Southeastern Railway commuters

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

7:54am Monday 22nd September 2014

Commuters are experiencing major delays on Southeastern services coming into London this morning.

'Graffiti artist under train' closes Catford station

News Shopper:

11:31am Friday 19th September 2014

Reports of a graffiti artist under a train brought services to a halt and closed Catford station last night (September 18).

Weekend travellers voice their anger at Southeastern train delays across News Shopper's patch

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

2:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Planned engineering works across the Southeastern rail network are causing chaos across News Shopper's patch today.

Hoax bomber closes London Bridge station and causes rail chaos

News Shopper:

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

Armed police evacuated one of the UK's busiest rail stations, London Bridge, during rush hour after a man allegedly made threats of having a bomb in his case.

Stat Chat: Is your commute to work getting worse?

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Commuter woes as journey times worsen.

Sneak peak at the 2050 tube map design - featuring Catford, Lewisham and Brockley

News Shopper:

3:49pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Catford, Lewisham and New Cross have been added to a design of the 2050 tube map which has today been revealed.

Traffic Update: Delays and possible cancellations on trains between Dartford and London Bridge

News Shopper: Changes are set for the 18.23 Southeastern train service between Canon Street and Orpington

12:13pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Delays and possible cancellations on trains between Dartford and London Bridge due to Plumstead signal failure

5 top tips on how to appeal a parking fine

News Shopper: Drivers deserve to be fined

1:29pm Sunday 17th August 2014

News Shopper's guide on how to appeal a parking fine...

Lewisham signal problem disrupts Southeastern trains from London Bridge to Crayford, Barnehurst

News Shopper: Changes are set for the 18.23 Southeastern train service between Canon Street and Orpington

9:52am Thursday 14th August 2014

Southeastern trains from London Bridge to Crayford and Barnehurst are being delayed this morning due to signal problems at Lewisham.

Burst water main shuts Verdant Lane, Hither Green

News Shopper:

9:45am Thursday 14th August 2014

Verdant Lane in Hither Green is closed today (August 14) due to a burst water main.

UPDATE: Charlton burglary suspect arrested after 17-hour tree stand-off causes Southeastern chaos

News Shopper:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Charlton burglary suspect fled from police along railway lines and climbed up into a tree, staying there for 17 hours and causing widespread Southeastern trains disruption.

VIDEO: Donna 'Train' loves rail travel - but do you love or loathe it?

News Shopper:

1:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TV star loves trains so much she has changed her name to front a promotional campaign, but do you love or loathe rail travel?

Majority of Londoners 'against Blackwall Tunnel toll'

News Shopper:

12:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The majority of Londoners are not willing to pay a Blackwall Tunnel toll to help pay for new river crossings, a survey says.

Bus fire in Brockley Road near Crofton Park station

News Shopper:

10:35am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A bus went up in flames near Crofton Park station this morning.

Robin Hood of the trains strikes again: Second £1 found on Orpington service

News Shopper:

12:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

Another mystery £1 coin has been found on a train to Orpington.

The Bakerloo line to Bromley and beyond: For and against the south-east London expansion

News Shopper:

5:35pm Monday 4th August 2014

Plans to see the Bakerloo Line extended to Bromley and beyond has divided residents. 

Could the Bakerloo line finally be coming to Lewisham and Bromley boroughs?

News Shopper: London Underground investigated after two trains crashed between East Putney and Southfields

5:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The speculation around a possible extension of the Bakerloo line into Lewisham and Bromley boroughs was refuelled today (July 30).

M25 near Orpington suffering severe delays after car pulling caravan overturns

News Shopper:

3:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

There are serious delays on the M25 near Orpington and Swanley after a car pulling a caravan overturned.

Dartford Crossing delays with tailbacks stretching 10 miles, reportedly as far as Orpington

News Shopper:

4:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

Tailbacks on the Dartford Crossing are reportedly stretching back for 10 miles. 

Gas leak causes traffic chaos around the Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

4:34pm Friday 25th July 2014

Widespread disruption is reported around the Blackwall Tunnel this afternoon following a large fuel spillage.

Greenwich cable car launches joint Thames Clippers ticket

News Shopper:

12:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A new family ticket offers unlimited rides on the Thames Clippers and a return journey on the Greenwich cable car. But is this an admission that Greenwich's newest transport link is actually just a tourist attraction? 

10 of the worst excuses for drivers stopping illegally on hard shoulder of motorways

News Shopper:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ten of the lamest excuses given to traffic officers by drivers stopping illegally on the hard shoulder of motorways have been released by the Highways Agency.

PICTURED: Overturned lorry closes three lanes of M25 near Swanley

News Shopper:

12:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

An overturned lorry has closed three lanes of the M25 between Swanley and Darenth.

Dartford Crossing tunnel reopens 17 hours after four lorry smash

News Shopper:

9:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

A tunnel at the Dartford Crossing which was closed for 17 hours following a four-lorry crash and diesel spillage has now reopened.

UPDATE: 13-year-old girl dead after being hit by lorry in Catford

News Shopper:

12:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Witnesses have described their horror after a 13-year-old girl was hit by a lorry in Catford and died this morning (July 16).

Roads to hell: 6 south east routes set to be worst summer holiday travel hotspots

News Shopper:

10:23am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Schools are almost out – and when they are droves of people will driving off on holidays and days out.

Trains delayed between Dartford and London Bridge after flooding in Lee

News Shopper:

1:05pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Flooding in Lee is causing delays on trains between Dartford and central London this afternoon (July 10).

Debate rages over new Thames bridges at Thamesmead and Belvedere

News Shopper:

11:57am Tuesday 8th July 2014

After scrapping the project when he first came to power, Boris Johnson's renewed plans for a bridge across the river at Thamesmead are proving as divisive as ever.

Apology after Woolwich Ferry service disrupted nine times in a month

News Shopper: The Woolwich ferry - 50 years of service

4:12pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has apologised over disruption to the Woolwich Ferry, after faults meant it was down to a one boat service nine times in less than a month.

Motorcyclist in hospital after Blackwall Tunnel crash with three cars

News Shopper: London Ambulance Service has saw a 13.7 per cent rise in call-outs last year

2:53pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash involving three cars near to the Blackwall Tunnel this afternoon (July 1).

Cycling maniac closes Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: The Blackwall Tunnel is often congested

3:07pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A cyclist with more wheels than brain-cells closed the Blackwall Tunnel this afternoon after trying to ride through it.

Southeastern Orpington line disruption due to Hither Green, New Cross engineering

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:38pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Southeastern trains are disrupted on the Orpington to Charing Cross line today because of emergency engineering works between Hither Green and New Cross.

'Don't drink from our train toilet bowls' Southeastern warns

News Shopper: A picture of the toilet by @TomPapworth

9:02am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Temperatures are soaring but Southeastern are telling parched punters not to drink water from their train toilet bowls this summer.

VIDEO: Van fire in Blackfen closes A2 both ways

News Shopper: Pic from Twitter by @Flomsie

4:19pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

The A2 was closed in both directions after a van caught fire in Blackfen this afternoon.

Lewisham services cancelled 'for rest of the day' after Southeastern signal problem

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

4:09pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Some Southeastern services will not stop at Lewisham for the rest of the day due to a signal problem.

Severe rush hour delays at Victoria station after gas cylinder alert

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

5:27pm Monday 16th June 2014

There are severe delays on the trains this evening after a ruptured gas canister at Battersea Park caused chaos at Victoria station  - stopping trains going in or out.

Woolwich Ferry closed due to mechanical problems

News Shopper: The Woolwich ferry - 50 years of service

5:10pm Saturday 14th June 2014

The Woolwich vehicle ferry is currently closed due to mechanical problems.

Man in hospital after Plumstead High Street crash

News Shopper: London Ambulance Service has saw a 13.7 per cent rise in call-outs last year

2:42pm Friday 13th June 2014

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash in Plumstead High Street this afternoon (June 13).

UPDATE: Severe delays across SE London and north Kent after person hit by train at Denmark Hill

News Shopper: Paul Savage has been named as the man killed after being hit by train at Dunton Green station on March 19

3:27pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Train services across News Shopper's patch are experiencing severe delays after a person was hit by a train at Denmark Hill.

Female motorcyclist in hospital as priority after crash near Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: A picture of the scene, tweeted by @TFLTrafficNews

11:28am Thursday 12th June 2014

A female motorcyclist has been taken to hospital as a priority after a crash near the Blackwall Tunnel this morning (June 12).

PICTURED: Smash between police car and van in Deptford

News Shopper: The smashed police car in Deptford Broadway, picture courtesy of @OwenAmos

10:50am Thursday 12th June 2014

A smash between a marked police car and a van caused traffic chaos in Deptford last night (June 11).

Brockley jack-knifed lorry causes chaos

News Shopper: Pic by TfLTrafficNews

11:05am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A lorry jack-knifing in Brockley has caused traffic problems this morning.

UPDATE: Man wounded on Southeastern train at Lower Sydenham

News Shopper: Photo of the scene tweeted by @ELemoine

10:45am Thursday 5th June 2014

A person has been assaulted on a Southeastern train at Lower Sydenham.

UPDATE: Man hit by bus in Woolwich taken to hospital with head injury

News Shopper: A picture of the scene in Woolwich, Tweeted by @Kent_999s

11:40am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A 52-year-old man was taken to hospital with a head injury yesterday (June 3) after being hit by a bus in Woolwich.

Queuing traffic after two-car crash in Lee

News Shopper: London Ambulance Service has saw a 13.7 per cent rise in call-outs last year

1:34pm Friday 30th May 2014

There is traffic reported in Lee after a crash this morning (May 30) between two cars.

London Bridge signalling problem causes Southeastern trains delays

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

9:24am Friday 30th May 2014

A signalling problem at London Bridge is causing delays on Southeastern trains this morning.

3 videos of when Dartford Tunnel was new - and there were NO QUEUES!

News Shopper: A car using the Dartford Tunnel in a British Pathe video dated 1963

6:30am Friday 30th May 2014

Grumbles about the queues and tolls are an everyday part of the Dartford Crossing experience for tens of thousands of motorists.

PICTURED: Blackwall Tunnel Approach lanes closed after crane accident

News Shopper: A picture of the fallen pole (by @CraigSpooner25)

5:07pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Two lanes have been closed on the Blackwall Tunnel Approach in Greenwich after an accident reportedly involving a crane.

Eltham car crash leaves two people in hospital

News Shopper: London Ambulance Service has saw a 13.7 per cent rise in call-outs last year

4:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Two people in their 50s have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Eltham this afternoon (May 28).






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