Croydon tram: Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment [BBC News]





Date: 09/11/2016

Seven people have died and dozens more have been injured after a tram overturned in London. People were trapped inside and more than 50 were taken to hospital after the derailment in Croydon just after 06:00 GMT. The tram driver, 42, from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. British Transport Police said they were investigating whether he fell asleep. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram was travelling at a 'significantly higher speed than is permitted'.


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At least seven dead after tram overturns
Derailed tram

BBC News

Seven people die, 51 are hurt, and a driver is arrested after a tram derails in London, police say.

Fatal tram accident in Croydon
Derailed tram at Sandilands Junction

RAIB - Fatal tram accident in Croydon

Investigation into a fatal accident involving a tram near Sandilands Junction, Croydon, 9 November 2016 - update.

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A no 3 tram for New Addington photographed at East Croydon on 25 September.
Location: East Croydon [Tram]
Company: Croydon Tramlink
25/09/2013 Bruce McCartney
Part of the former through platform 10 on the east side of Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004. The south end of the platform now forms the western terminus of the Tramlink network. Waiting to depart on 3 July 2004 is service no 2, destined for Beckenham Junction via Croydon and formed by unit 2534.
Location: Wimbledon
Company: London and South Western Railway
03/07/2004 John Furnevel


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