Category Archives: Sandilands derailment

Civic service to mark 6th anniversary of Croydon tram crash

Croydon will remember those who lost their lives in the Sandilands tram crash at a civic ceremony in New Addington this Wednesday, November 9. The ceremony is set to begin at 11am at Central Parade, where a memorial was installed … Continue reading

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Tram crash driver could face Old Bailey trial early next year

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram that crashed at Sandilands in November 2016, is to stand trial, possibly at the Old Bailey, early in 2023. Dorris appeared at a preliminary hearing at Croydon Crown Court yesterday morning, where he … Continue reading

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After nearly six years, TfL pleads guilty over Sandilands crash

Transport for London will plead guilty to health and safety failings over the Croydon tram crash. Seven died and 61 were injured when a tram derailed approaching Sandilands on November 9, 2016. Prosecutions against TfL, Tram Operations Limited, the tram … Continue reading

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Rail regulator launches prosecutions over 2016 tram crash

Nearly six years after the fatal Croydon tram crash which claimed the lives of seven people, the Office of Rail and Road this morning announced that it is to prosecute Transport for London, Tram Operations Limited and driver Alfred Dorris … Continue reading

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Five years on from tragedy: tram crash memorial service, Nov 9

The official civic memorial service to mark the fifth anniversary of the Croydon tram disaster will be held in New Addington next Tuesday, November 9. More than 60 people were injured in the crash. Dane Chinnery, Donald Collett, Robert Huxley, … Continue reading

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Tram crash coroner recommendations welcomed by families

Nearly five years since the fatal tram crash at Sandilands, and the coroner who presided over the inquest this summer has delivered a set of recommendations for safety measures, some of which were made in the immediate aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Flawed inquest into tram crash is ‘Hillsborough repeating itself’

A former Transport for London board member has written to the Attorney General to call for a second inquest into the causes of the 2016 tram crash at Sandilands. This follows the conclusion of the long-delayed inquest at Croydon Town … Continue reading

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Lawyer’s plea: ‘Save tram victims’ families further heartache’

Lawyers representing families of victims of the 2016 Croydon tram crash have today written to the Attorney General asking for a new inquest. Last month, after an inquest held at Croydon Town Hall, the jury concluded that the seven people … Continue reading

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Tram crash victims’ families call for retrial after inquest ‘farce’

‘Justice has not been done today’, says mother of one of those killed in the 2016 Sandilands tram disaster. ‘The inquest has created more anguish and pain because we have been left with so many unanswered questions’ The families of … Continue reading

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Coroner’s court verdict: Croydon tram crash was ‘accidental’

The jury in the coroner’s court inquest into the death of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in November 2016 has delivered a verdict of accidental death. The jury of 10 had earlier this week been directed to deliver a … Continue reading

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Coroner to allow majority verdict at tram crash inquest

Sarah Ormond-Walshe, the Coroner in the inquest into the deaths of seven people in the Sandilands tram crash in November 2016, has today directed the jury that they can deliver a majority verdict. The inquest at Croydon Town Hall had … Continue reading

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‘Unlawful killing’ among possible tram crash inquest verdicts

The coroner at the inquest into the deaths of seven people in the Croydon tram crash told the jury today that they can return a verdict of either accidental death or unlawful killing. The jury retired to consider its verdict … Continue reading

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Tram inquest jury hears of disorientated driver’s lack of sleep

Day 6 of the coroner’s inquest into the Croydon tram crash this morning heard more expert evidence that suggests that the driver was over-tired and disorientated as the tram went through the Sandiland tunnel that fateful November morning in 2016. … Continue reading

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Union demands Mayor conducts full probe into TfL safety

The GMB trades union has called on Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, to open a full independent investigation into safety practices used by operators working within the Transport for London network. The union’s campaign has the backing of a … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Dane Chinnery

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Don Collett

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Dorota Rynkiewicz

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Mark Smith

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Phil Logan

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Phil Seary

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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Croydon tram crash coroner’s inquest: Robert Huxley

After the long-delayed inquest opened yesterday into the deaths of seven passengers on a Croydon tram in a derailment at Sandilands in November 2016, today was spent with family members of those who died reading prepared statements – pen portraits … Continue reading

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After 4½-year wait, tram crash inquest finally begins

The inquest into the deaths of the seven people killed when a tram derailed at Sandilands Junction on the dark morning of Wednesday November 9 2016 will finally get underway at the Town Hall today. Of the 70 people on … Continue reading

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TfL considered cancelling tram contract after 2016 crash

Transport for London considered cancelling its operating contract with Tram Operations Limited to run the Croydon tram network in the aftermath of 2016’s fatal crash, City AM has reported. City AM says it has obtained TfL documents showing that they … Continue reading

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Coroner postpones tram crash inquest until Spring next year

The South London Coroner has postponed the inquest into the Croydon tram crash again, this time until next year. Expected to last for 12 weeks, the inquest was due to have begun at Croydon Town Hall last month. It was … Continue reading

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Report: TfL safety audit kept secret from crash investigators

Transport for London was conducting a safety audit of the Croydon tram network at the time of the 2016 Sandilands disaster which claimed seven lives. The existence of the safety audit report has only come to light under the disclosure … Continue reading

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