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ASLEF suspend tram strikes after managers improve pay offer

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has suspended the three days of tram strike action planned for next week, after managers made an improved pay offer. “Although the improved offer does not meet our members’ aspirations, ASLEF will always look for a … Continue reading

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‘Severe disruption’ expected as tram drivers stage 3-day strike

12.30pm UPDATE: Union suspends strikes ahead of arbitration talks Managers in charge of Croydon’s tram network are predicting “severe disruption” next week, as members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, go on strike for three days for an improved pay … Continue reading

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Managers refuse to talk to ASLEF union ahead of tram strike

Croydon’s tram drivers are to take strike action over pay and conditions next month, the third stoppage on the network this year. ASLEF, the tram drivers’ union, say that they have had no contact from management at Tram Operations Ltd … Continue reading

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Tram crash driver could face Old Bailey trial early next year

Alfred Dorris, the driver of the tram that crashed at Sandilands in November 2016, is to stand trial, possibly at the Old Bailey, early in 2023. Dorris appeared at a preliminary hearing at Croydon Crown Court yesterday morning, where he … Continue reading

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Two days of tram strikes coming down the tracks next week

Drivers on the Croydon Tramlink network will be striking again next Wednesday and Thursday. The strike on July 13-14 follows a previous two-day stoppage last month in a dispute over pay. “There has still been no new offer from management … Continue reading

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Union claims TOL manager ‘intimidated’ striking tram drivers

Tram drivers entered their second day of strike action this morning with their union officials claiming that support for the industrial action had been solid, despite attempts by the operators’ management to intimidate staff on the picket lines. The dispute … Continue reading

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Lawyer’s plea: ‘Save tram victims’ families further heartache’

Lawyers representing families of victims of the 2016 Croydon tram crash have today written to the Attorney General asking for a new inquest. Last month, after an inquest held at Croydon Town Hall, the jury concluded that the seven people … Continue reading

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Tram inquest jury hears of disorientated driver’s lack of sleep

Day 6 of the coroner’s inquest into the Croydon tram crash this morning heard more expert evidence that suggests that the driver was over-tired and disorientated as the tram went through the Sandiland tunnel that fateful November morning in 2016. … Continue reading

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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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Sandilands tram crash inquest is postponed due to covid

The long-delayed inquest into the deaths of seven people in the Croydon tram crash in November 2016 has been delayed again – this time because of the change in distancing rules to prevent the spread of covid-19. The inquest was … Continue reading

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Transport expert asks RAIB to re-open tram safety investigation

Transport for London has been accused of covering up a second safety report into fatigue among tram drivers – when driver tiredness thought to be one of the prime causes of the 2016 Croydon tram crash, in which seven people … Continue reading

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Labour election candidate challenged over tram crash cover-up

A London Assembly Member and General Election candidate for a Labour safe seat has been accused of protecting the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London from “serious, legitimate questions” over the safety of the tram network. Michael Liebreich spent … 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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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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Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … 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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