Tag Archives: Trams

Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … 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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Say goodbye to tram tickets as TfL prepares to go ‘cashless’

Get ready to say farewell to those sometimes baffling and idiosyncratic ticket machines which stand like sentinels on the platforms of every stop on the Croydon Tramlink network. Transport for London has begun an eight-week public consultation on plans to … Continue reading

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Road closures at Easter will offer taste of chaos to come

Croydon is about to get a taste of the sort of traffic chaos and disruption which may await once the Hammersfield development gets underway – if it ever does – when the town centre is closed down for 10 days … Continue reading

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Speed restrictions at four sites as trams start running again

Croydon’s trams are running services on all routes again, 10 days after the tragic derailment in which seven people died and 50 people were injured. But the service has only resumed after additional speed restrictions have been put in place … 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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Tram tracks remain closed until safety report is published today

Transport for London has delayed the re-opening of the tram line between New Addington and East Croydon, pending the publication of the preliminary report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The line has been closed for a week, since the … Continue reading

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MPs tell House of Commons of Croydon’s ‘shock and sorrow’

“When we say goodbye to our loved ones each morning, it never crosses our mind that we may not see them again. Seven families are now having to face that terrible reality, and other people will return to their loved … 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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