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London Croydon Tram Overturns Driver Arrested

London Croydon Tram Overturns Driver Arrested --- ===

7 killed 51 injured driver arrested suspicion of manslaughter November 9, 2016  A Tramlink light rail vehicle derailed because it was traveling well over the speed limit and overturned close to Sandilands tram stop in the London Borough of Croydon early on Wednesday. It is believed to be the first tram accident involving fatalities on the tram in the United Kingdom since 1959. Driver was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter but not identifed (BBC News) The driver of the tram, who survived the accident, was subsequently arrested by the British Transport Police on suspicion of manslaughter. One aspect of the investigation is whether or not the tram driver fell asleep or blacked out at the controls. Terrorism and deliberate crash not even brought up as a possibility by media or authorities.


The tram's driver was Alfred Dorris, 42, of Beckenham, south London, was arrested and bailed afterwards  Detectives are investigating claims he was halfway through writing a text message when the tram derailed  Oolice have named the final three passengers who died as Donald Collett, Philip Logan and Robert Huxley  Dane Chinnery, Mark Smith, Phil Seary and Dorota Rynkiewicz also died in the Croydon tram crash

Sunday Mirror reports "a source close to the probe said it was believed" the driver "fell on the accelerator after blacking out".

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2016 Croydon tram derailment
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2016 Croydon tram derailment
The derailed tram at Sandilands Junction

Date 9 November 2016
Time 06:07 GMT
Location Close to Sandilands tram stop, Croydon, London
Coordinates 51.374205°N 0.075410°WCoordinates: 51.374205°N 0.075410°W
Country United Kingdom
Rail line Tramlink route 3
Operator FirstGroup for Tramlink
Type of incident Derailment
Cause Under investigation
Statistics
Trains 1
Crew 1
Deaths 7
Injuries 58

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Legend



Routes 1, 2 & 4


Addiscombe


Addiscombe Road
All routes



Sandilands


Sandilands Tunnels


Lloyd Park
Direction

Route 3






On 9 November 2016, a tram operated by Tramlink, running from New Addington to Wimbledon, derailed and overturned on the approach to a junction close to the Sandilands tram stop in Croydon, South London.[1] There were seven fatalities with 58 other people injured.[2][3] The accident took place at 06:07 GMT.[4] It was the first tram incident in the United Kingdom in which passengers were killed since 1959.



Contents [hide]
1Accident
2Aftermath
3Investigations
3.1British Transport Police
3.2Office of Rail and Road
3.3Rail Accident Investigation Branch
4See also
5References


Accident[edit]
The scene of the accident

Location where the tram came to rest

Sandilands Junction in 2012, viewed from Addiscombe Road. The accident occurred on the tracks in the distance, with the tram initially proceeding towards the camera position then turning to its left.
Timetable of derailed tram (scheduled)[5]StationTime
New Addington 05:55
... ...
Lloyd Park 06:07
Sandilands 06:10
... ...
Wimbledon 06:37


The accident took place in wet weather at 06:07,[4] before sunrise, on a sharp left curve approach­ing the points where route 3 from New Addington (on which the tram was operating) converges with the line from Beckenham Junction and Elmers End.[1][6] The curve is located in a cutting, which comes almost immediately after the line emerges from a series of three tunnels on a 1-mile (1.6 km) straight section of track after leaving Lloyd Park tram stop. It has been described as a "sharp bend",[7] and has a 20 km/h (12 mph) speed restriction. The tram entered the curve at a speed of 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph),[4] and overturned onto its right side, falling outside the curve on which it was travelling and trapping several people inside. The tram was a Bombardier CR4000, No. 2551, which is a two-car articulated unit, and has a maximum design speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).[4]

The Office of Rail and Road confirmed that British trams are not fitted with any safety protection systems that would apply the brakes automatically if they are going too fast.[7][8]

The emergency services confirmed that 51 people were injured, and initially stated that five had been killed.[7][9] The death toll later rose to seven.[10] The victims, six men and a woman, were between 19 and 63 years old.[11] Eight of the survivors were described as having serious or life-threatening injuries.[12] It was the deadliest tram accident in the United Kingdom since an accident at Dover in 1917 killed eleven and injured 60,[13][14] and the first in the United Kingdom in which passengers were killed since 1959.[2] It is also the deadliest accident on any rail network in the UK since the 2001 Great Heck rail crash.[14]
Aftermath[edit]

The injured were taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, and to Croydon University Hospital.[7] As well as the 51 people taken to hospital, seven more made their own ways to hospital for treatment. Twenty-two ambulances,[3] eight fire engines, and over 70 firefighters from the London Fire Brigade were sent to the scene.

FirstGroup, which operates the tram on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), said it was "shocked and saddened by what happened."[15] An extra minute was added to the two-minute Armistice Day silence at Croydon Cenotaph.[15] TfL later made an offer to cover the funeral expenses of the victims.[16]

During the night of 10–11 November, the tram was righted in preparation for removal from the accident site,[17] and was removed on the morning of 12 November. The tram had suffered serious damage to its right side, the side onto which it had overturned.[18][19]

As of 17 November, disjoint tram services ran between East Croydon and Wimbledon, between New Addington and Addington Village, and between Beckenham Junction and Harrington Road. No services operated on the line between East Croydon and Addington Village, Harrington Road or Elmers End.[20] Full services were reinstated on 18 November.[21]

Investigations[edit]
British Transport Police[edit]

The 42-year-old tram driver was arrested by the British Transport Police on suspicion of manslaughter.[10][22] After questioning, he was released on bail until May 2017.[22] According to metro.co.uk, one aspect of the police investigation is whether or not the tram driver fell asleep and The Guardianreports that some passengers said the driver had blacked out at the controls.[23] A former driver suggested, to The Times, that a blackout was a possibility, due to the erratic shift patterns that the drivers had to adhere to. He also said that the vending machine at the tram depot was stocked only with energy drinks, and that "Nobody is ever fully awake; I was always in a bit of a daze and that is because the way the shifts work doesn't allow the drivers to get a regular sleep pattern."[24]
Office of Rail and Road[edit]

The Office of Rail and Road opened its own investigation into the accident, concentrating on whether or not safety rules were followed.[16]
Rail Accident Investigation Branch[edit]

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is also investigating the accident, with data from the tram's on-board event recorder being analysed.[25] The RAIB state that initial indications suggest that the tram was travelling at a significantly higher speed than permitted.[1] Following the accident, The Guardian reported that on 31 October there had been passenger allegations made on Facebook of a tram travelling round the curve at excessive speed. The Evening Standard reports an earlier passenger complaint describing the tram as "tipping" on the curve.[3][14] The driver of the tram involved in the incident of 31 October was not the one involved in the accident on 9 November.[26]

The interim report was released a week later on 16 November 2016. At the time of the accident it was dark and it was raining heavily. There was no evidence of any track defects, or obstructions on the track, that could have contributed to the derailment. Initial investigation did not indicated any malfunction of the tram’s braking system.[4] Initial findings were that the tram was travelling, with about 60 people aboard, at approximately 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) at the time of the accident – far more than the speed restriction of 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph) – with the brakes having been applied late.[27] A recommendation was made that a further speed limit should be introduced prior to the one for the curve at Sandilands Junction before the line reopened to traffic.[4] The recommendation was accepted and three further speed restrictions were put in place before the line reopened.[19][21]
See also[edit]
Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2016 Croydon tram derailment.

List of tram accidents
List of rail accidents in the United Kingdom
Transport in the United Kingdom#Trams and light rail
References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jump up to:a b "Several killed and more than 50 injured as tram overturns in Croydon". ITV. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c Ross, Alice; Gayle, Damien; Topham, Gwyn (10 November 2016). "Croydon tram crash: police examine reports of incident in previous week". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
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  9. ^ Jump up to:a b c d "Croydon tram: Five dead and 50 injured after derailment". BBC London. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  10. Jump up^ "Dozens injured after tram overturns in Croydon". Sky News. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  11. Jump up^ Tom Powell (9 November 2016). "Croydon tram derailment: Several feared dead and dozens injured after tram overturns at Sandilands". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b "BTP | Updated statement on tram derailment – Croydon". media.btp.police.uk. "British Transport Police". Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  13. Jump up^ "Croydon tram crash: Who were the victims?". BBC News. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
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  17. ^ Jump up to:a b "Croydon tram crash: Crane to lift carriages from site". BBC. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  18. ^ Jump up to:a b "Croydon tram crash: Funeral costs offer from Transport for London". BBC News. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
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  20. Jump up^ "Croydon tram crash: Carriages being removed from site". BBC News. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  21. ^ Jump up to:a b "Croydon tram crash: Driver was 'three times over speed limit'". BBC News. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
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  26. Morley, Nicole. "Crowdfunding page launched for victims of Croydon tram crash that killed 7". Metro. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  27. Siddique, Haroon; Gayle, Damien; Rawlinson, Kevin (9 November 2016). "Croydon tram driver 'blacked out' in crash that killed seven, claim passengers". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  28. Jump up^ Kolirin, Lianne (14 November 2016). "Tram drivers left 'in a daze' by erratic shifts". The Times (72067). p. 17. ISSN 0140-0460.
  29. Jump up^ "There will be disruption 'for days' on Croydon trams after crash". Croydon Advertiser. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  30. Jump up^ "Croydon tram crash: Bosses were warned of 'speeding trams'". BBC News. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  31. Jump up^ Gwyn Topham (16 November 2016). "Croydon tram going three times speed limit when it derailed, say investigators". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 November 2016.

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  1. 2016 Croydon tram derailment At least seven people have been killed and 51 hospitalised after a Tramlink light rail vehicle derailed because it was traveling well over the speed limit and overturned close to Sandilands tram stop in the London Borough of Croydon early on Wednesday. It is believed to be the first tram accident involving fatalities on the tram in the United Kingdom since 1959. Driver was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter but not identifed (BBC News) The driver of the tram, who survived the accident, was subsequently arrested by the British Transport Police on suspicion of manslaughter. One aspect of the investigation is whether or not the tram driver fell asleep or blacked out at the controls.


Nov 14, 2016 Driver of Croydon tram which derailed killing seven is named  www.dailymail.co.uk  Driver of Croydon tram which ... Driver of Croydon tram which derailed killing seven is named as a 42-year-old who has worked for rail firm since 2008  The tram's driver was Alfred Dorris, 42, of Beckenham, south London, was arrested and bailed afterwards  Detectives are investigating claims he was halfway through writing a text message when the tram derailed  Oolice have named the final three passengers who died as Donald Collett, Philip Logan and Robert Huxley  Dane Chinnery, Mark Smith, Phil Seary and Dorota Rynkiewicz also died in the Croydon tram crash  By MARTIN ROBINSON, UK CHIEF REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 10:09 EST, 14 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:48 EST, 14 November 2016


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