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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

Inside Croydon

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 an operational incident”.

The Sandilands tram crash last November: concerned drivers submitted a report to management in March 2014

Seven people were killed and 58 injured when a tram travelling from New Addington, going faster than the speed limit, derailed and overturned on a tight bend in Addiscombe on November 9 last year.

A Rail Accident Investigation Branch inquiry into the possible causes of the crash was due to report in September. That report has been delayed, and is now expected before the end of the year.

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