Tag Archives: Sandilands derailment

More calls for TfL officials to face questions over tram crash

A public transport safety campaigner has called for a former Transport for London director to be called in for questioning over his handling of a safety audit on the tram network following the 2016 crash at Sandilands. The report was … Continue reading

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More questions after TfL is forced to publish tram fatigue report

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an intriguing turn of events over a previously suppressed Transport for London report Within days of Inside Croydon highlighting the failure of Transport for London to share a safety audit report into driver fatigue with … Continue reading

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TfL withheld key audit report from tram crash investigators

A transport safety campaigner has accused Transport for London of suppressing vital information related to the causes of the Sandilands tram crash by keeping secret an audit report into the events of November 9, 2016, even to the point of … Continue reading

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Mayor gives £750,000 to support projects for tram victims

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, this morning announced a £750,000 fund to support community recovery activities following the Sandilands tram derailment 18 months ago. But in somewhat spiky notes issued with the press release from City Hall, the Labour … 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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‘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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