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Croydon Tram line services resume
19/11/2016 10:23:00

As you may know, Transport for London (TfL) resumed tram services on the central section of the network during the day yesterday.

Prior to resuming, additional speed restrictions and associated signage have been introduced near Sandilands in line with the recommendations of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s interim report on the causes of the fatal derailment on Wednesday 9th November. Similar precautionary measures have also been implemented at three other locations on the tram network.

All tram drivers have been fully briefed on these new restrictions and FirstGroup, who operate the service on behalf of TfL, will be carrying out enhanced speed monitoring across the network. Engineers have repaired all track and other equipment and run test trams over the repaired section.

Additional staff from Transport for London (TfL) and FirstGroup will be available across the network to provide support and information for customers and employees.

I am grateful to everyone who has sent me information about their experience of trams travelling too fast and/or suggestions of things TfL could do to provide greater reassurance. I have passed all this information on to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, the British Transport Police or TfL as appropriate.

Finally, thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support over the last 10 days. I haven’t been able to reply to them all individually, but I have very much appreciated them.

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