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Trams union warns of ‘summer of strikes’ over pensions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the increasingly bitter dispute between staff and management over pensions for tram drivers The trades union representing Croydon’s tram drivers has handed the network’s management notice of three days of strikes next month: Wednesday … Continue reading

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Tram drivers to strike next Thursday in dispute over pensions

Croydon’s tram drivers will be on strike, next Thursday, March 28. ASLEF, the union which represents the majority of tram drivers, announced the strike action last night, after talks broke down at the arbitration service, ACAS, over a long-running dispute … Continue reading

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City Hall finances means no happy ending for trams fairy story

There was a time, not so long ago, when London had a well-funded, well-thought-out public transport network. Or was it just a fairy story? Following yesterday’s exclusive Inside Croydon report about how capital works on the tram network are to … 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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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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