Category Archives: Sandilands derailment

Jones secures £1.5m Government funds for tram safety board

Campaigning by Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones has managed to secure the £1.5million government funding required to establish a Light Rail Safety Standards Board, one of the main improvements recommended by accident investigators following the Sandilands tram crash in … Continue reading

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TfL’s budget crisis forces it to axe tram improvement projects

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, is holding on tight for a bumpy ride over London’s public transport finances According to an internal Transport for London report obtained by Inside Croydon, the Mayor of London has been forced to abandon all … Continue reading

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High-level concerns raised on TfL’s answers over tram safety

Growing concerns about public transport safety in London, many of which arose following the Croydon tram crash in 2016, are worries that have been shared by senior figures on a Transport for London safety committee. Inside Croydon has found a … Continue reading

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TfL announces automatic braking system for tram network

Slowly, more than two years on from the Croydon tram crash, Transport for London is carrying out the recommendations of the safety review which followed the tragic events at Sandilands. This morning, TfL confirmed that it had awarded a contract … Continue reading

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Government silent for two years on tram safety – MP Jones

A tram safety board may not be established unless Government releases the required funding before the end of the year, a Commons debate called by the Croydon Central MP was told yesterday Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, last night … Continue reading

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Now Grayling’s failing to reply to MP’s tram crash questions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport reporter, on more delays Chris Grayling, the Tory transport minister criticised by MPs today for his feeble efforts in resolving timetable chaos on Southern trains, is failing in other ways too, such as in his correspondence … Continue reading

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Government has withheld funding for new tram safety body

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has discovered that the Tory Government has delayed releasing funds to establish a tram safety body, two years after the tram crash which killed seven people and injured 62 others at Sandilands tram stop. The … Continue reading

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