Crowded rush-hour tram in ‘scary’ incident at Sandilands

Inside Croydon

Dozens of rush-hour passengers on a crowded tram heading towards New Addington last night were thrown to the vehicle floor when the driver applied the brakes in an emergency stop to avoid a collision with another tram.

The tram involved in last night’s near-miss incident at Sandilands

The incident happened at Sandilands, close to the scene of the tragic tram derailment in November 2016.

On this occasion no one was seriously hurt and there was no suggestion that the tram was travelling too quickly, as happened with the tram crash in which seven people were killed and 61 injured. The official inquiry into that crash issued its report last month, with a series of detailed recommendations.

Last night’s incident occurred around 6.30pm, when a tram packed with more than 100 passengers was pulling out of Sandilands to continue its journey on the New Addington line.

“Really scary experience on…

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