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Little Known Facts about Croydon

  • East Croydon Station is the busiest in London outside Travel Card Zone 1.

  • Top speed for Tramlink is 80 km/h (50mph). Tramlink onboard announcements in a male voice are made by BBC news reader (and tram enthusiast) Nicholas Owen.

  • The first Sainsburys self-service shop in the country was opened in Croydon.

  • The important black composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) lived most of his life in Croydon.

  • Rare artefacts from the local football club, Crystal Palace, are amongst the exhibits at the Museum of Croydon.

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