A ticket inspector on Croydon’s trams is the 29th transport worker in London to die from coronavirus, according to reports from the BBC this morning.
“Sadly, a revenue inspector working for the Tram Operations London team died earlier in the month due to covid-19,” a Transport for London spokesperson said. “Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues and friends.”
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has described the capital’s transport workers as “heroes”; 22 bus drivers are among those to have died from the virus.
“My thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones at this very difficult time,” Khan said. “This is deeply personal – I can’t help but think that this could have been my dad or his colleagues and friends.”
Additional cleaning is being carried out on trams overnight, and floor stickers have been introduced at East and West Croydon tram stops to assist with social distancing for passengers.
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