Tag Archives: Sandilands

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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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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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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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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Tram was speeding at 43mph before it crashed – official report

The preliminary report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch into the circumstances which led to the tragic derailment at Sandilands a week ago, when seven people died, states that the tram was travelling at 43.5mph – more than three times … Continue reading

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Recovery work set to begin to remove Sandilands crashed tram

Council and the Royal British Legion to hold extended period of silence at Croydon war memorial outside the Town Hall on November 11 to remember those affected by Wednesday’s tram derailment, while the Red Cross, council staff and community groups … Continue reading

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