Tag Archives: Croydon tram crash

City Hall to debate Mayor investigation of TfL role in tram crash

The role of Transport for London officials in the withholding of “critical safety evidence” from the official investigation into the causes of the 2016 Sandilands tram crash is to be debated at City Hall this week. Mayor Sadiq Khan is … Continue reading

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Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … Continue reading

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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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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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