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Nov 9: Croydon’s remembrance day for tram crash victims

The seventh anniversary of the Croydon tram crash will be marked with a civic service at the memorial to those that died in New Addington this Thursday, November 9. It was on November 9, 2016, that an early morning tram … Continue reading

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‘For Croydon, November 9 will remain a day of remembrance’

After Transport for London and First Group’s Tram Operations Ltd were fined £10million and £4million respectively for failings that led to the Sandilands tram crash in 2016, the MP for the area, Sarah Jones, issued a statement. “Transport for London … Continue reading

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‘We failed every passenger on that tram and I am truly sorry’

As the Old Bailey judge this morning handed down a £10million fine to Transport for London for its failings that led to the 2016 Croydon tram crash, Andy Lord, London’s Transport Commissioner, issued the following statement: “I apologise on behalf … Continue reading

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TfL and TOL fined £14m for failures that led to tram crash

‘This was undoubtedly an accident waiting to happen, quite literally’ said the Old Bailey judge when handing down the sentences to Transport for London and First Group’s Tram Operations Ltd The operators of the Croydon tram network were today handed … Continue reading

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TfL and TOL facing Old Bailey sentencing over 2016 tram crash

The three-day hearing at the Old Bailey sentencing of the operators of the tram system for their part in the 2016 Sandilands tram crash began yesterday by hearing victim impact statements. Seven died and 21 were badly hurt in the … Continue reading

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Time has come for real answers over the Croydon tram crash

Yesterday’s acquittal of the driver of the Croydon tram which overturned on a tight bend at Sandilands in November 2016, killing seven people, is welcome, says transport expert CHRISTIAN WOLMAR Of course, some of those bereaved by the Croydon tram … Continue reading

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Old Bailey jury delivers ‘not guilty’ verdict in tram crash trial

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram which crashed at Sandilands in November 2016 when seven people died, was in tears in the dock at the Old Bailey at lunchtime today as a trial jury returned a not guilty verdict … Continue reading

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Tram crash driver Dorris tells Old Bailey: ‘I’m deeply sorry’

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the Croydon tram that crashed at Sandilands in November 2016, yesterday wept in the dock of the Old Bailey as he gave evidence in his trial, saying to the families of the victims, saying: “I’m … Continue reading

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MP calls for better tram regulation as Old Bailey trial begins

Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones has used the start of the Old Bailey trial of tram crash driver Alfred Dorris to call for better regulations of tramways and for a review of all local transport legislation. “More than six years … Continue reading

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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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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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Sandilands tram crash inquest is postponed due to covid

The long-delayed inquest into the deaths of seven people in the Croydon tram crash in November 2016 has been delayed again – this time because of the change in distancing rules to prevent the spread of covid-19. The inquest was … Continue reading

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