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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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Civic ceremonies and choir to mark tram crash anniversary

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment, in which seven Croydon residents died. A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary will take place at Central Parade, New Addington, near the homes of many of those passengers who … Continue reading

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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

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Eyes right! Tory ranter Philp volunteers as human guinea pig

Chris Philp, the sometime van driver who has somehow risen to the role of self-appointed media expert on business matters while also finding time in a busy schedule to act as MP for Croydon South, has now volunteered to be … Continue reading

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Trams caught speeding 128 times since Sandilands crash

There were 128 speeding incidents recorded on the tram network little more than six months after the Sandilands derailment last November, according to official figures from City Hall. Seven people were killed and 58 injured when a tram, going faster … Continue reading

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Safety handles on speeding trams have failed, BBC reports

An investigation by the BBC suggests that the driver’s safety control on the south London tram network often fails to operate, providing a possible explanation for last November’s crash at Sandilands in which seven passengers died. The safety control, which … Continue reading

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