Tag Archives: Croydon Tramlink

TfL to steam ahead with tram timetable changes from Feb 25

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how TfL is pushing through timetable changes for New Addington trams, just as they had wanted to four months ago Transport for London will tomorrow announce significant timetable changes to the tram network which … Continue reading

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Crowded rush-hour tram in ‘scary’ incident at Sandilands

Dozens of rush-hour passengers on a crowded tram heading towards New Addington last night were thrown to the vehicle floor when the driver applied the brakes in an emergency stop to avoid a collision with another tram. The incident happened … Continue reading

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TfL consults New Addington over tram service reductions

Transport for London, which abandoned its immediate plans for altering the tram service from New Addington because they had failed to consult the public, has started to consult the public on its plans. The TfL changes will see passengers from … Continue reading

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‘Residents expect to be safe travelling on public transport’

Politicians at Croydon Town Hall and in City Hall this afternoon called for all of the recommendations in the RAIB report to be implemented as soon as possible. The Rail Accident Investigations Branch report published today followed an investigation into … Continue reading

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Tram drivers fear being disciplined if they report mistakes

Tram drivers are still too afraid to admit mistakes, fatigue or even to report sick because of the risk of being disciplined, the train drivers’ union said this afternoon, responding to the RAIB report into the factors which contributed to … Continue reading

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Tram crash report finds systemic problems with operators

The company which manages Croydon’s tram network did not properly understand the operation of their own tramway, according to the official report into the Sandilands derailment in which seven people died last year. The report by inspectors from the Rail … Continue reading

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Tram crash report this week to recommend toughened windows

The official report into last year’s tragic Sandilands tram derailment is expected to be published this week, with findings that suggest that some of the fatalities and injuries may have been avoided had the tram been fitted with stronger glass … Continue reading

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