Tag Archives: Sandilands

Report: TfL safety audit kept secret from crash investigators

Transport for London was conducting a safety audit of the Croydon tram network at the time of the 2016 Sandilands disaster which claimed seven lives. The existence of the safety audit report has only come to light under the disclosure … Continue reading

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Driver of crashed tram ‘too unwell’ to give evidence at inquest

The long-delayed inquest into the 2016 Croydon tram crash will get underway at the Town Hall next month, but without the key witness, driver Alfred Dorris. Seven people were killed and 51 injured, some suffering life-changing injuries, when a tram … Continue reading

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Jones leading calls for a change of laws over tram safety

On the eve of the third anniversary of the Croydon tram crash, families of the victims have launched a campaign to reform tram safety, demanding that “the tragedy of the Croydon tram crash must never happen again”. Supported by Sarah … Continue reading

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No one to blame. Or no one cares? Tram crash case dropped

No one was to blame. That, after three years of investigations by police and other agencies, was the view of the Crown Prosecution Service when it announced yesterday that there were to be no charges brought following the Croydon tram … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan under growing pressure over tram fatigue cover-up

A former senior adviser to two London Mayors will use the transport committee meeting at City Hall tomorrow to call for an independent investigation into how TfL censored a safety report at the request of the tram operators, and then … Continue reading

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Water and gas main leaks slow roadworks in Addiscombe

Some roads in Addiscombe remain closed to traffic for a fourth week today. TfL’s optimistic plan to shut down trams and roads off Addiscombe Road for a mere 10 days at the end of August to fast-track roadworks and engineering … Continue reading

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TfL ‘scandal putting passengers at risk’ over driver fatigue

Three years on from the Croydon tram crash, London’s transport chiefs’ reluctance, or failure, to act decisively on the issue of driver fatigue on the capital’s buses and tram network is “a scandal that is putting passengers at risk”, according … Continue reading

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Documents show TfL censored safety audit after tram crash

Long-standing suspicions that there has been a cover-up over safety reports relating to the tram network following the 2016 Sandilands crash appear to be confirmed today, with the publication of a file of documents which show that reports critical of … Continue reading

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Tram crash victims’ families criticise delays over inquest

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Croydon tram crash in which seven people died, the families of crash victims and survivors have criticised the lengthy wait for a decision on whether to bring charges against the driver. … Continue reading

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QuizFest 2018 for Citizens Advice, Sandilands, Apr 27

QuizFest 2018 Fund-raising night in aid of Croydon Citizens Advice Sandilands Sports Club, Friday April 27 (between Park Hill and Addiscombe, at the top of Sandilands/Grimwade Avenue). Car park on site or buses 119,194,198 or tram to Sandilands and a … 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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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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Tram driver released on bail as crash investigation continues

Dane Chinnery is the first of the seven passengers who died in yesterday’s Sandilands tram derailment to have been named. Chinnery was 19. He was identified by friends paying tribute to him on social media, where the Crystal Palace fan … Continue reading

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Civic and religious leaders to mourn tram victims together

Croydon’s civic and religious leaders came together this afternoon to express their sympathy for the victims and the bereaved of today’s horrific Sandilands tram accident. Sunday’s annual civic service, to be held at Croydon Minster to remember the fallen in … Continue reading

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Ex-UKIP candidate posts vile abuse on Twitter after tram crash

A former UKIP parliamentary candidate caused disgust and anger this morning with a tirade of abuse aimed at London transport officials, posted on social media soon after the first reports of the Sandilands tram derailment. Paul Perrin was UKIP’s candidate … Continue reading

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