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Tram Overturned in Croydon

#1 by Voltman , Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:33 am


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#2 by Voltman , Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:51 pm

It's much worse than first thought.
"Croydon tram: Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment"

Now they are saying the tram was speeding.


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#3 by astoness , Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:32 am

terrible tragedy...early days yet but its looking like it was driver error..


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#4 by mikejee , Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:08 am

On the TV news it was stated that the tram was going much faster than the permitted speed for that part of the track, and that there had been anecdotal (admittedly) reports of this often happening. If that is true then it is a bit more than error


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#5 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:42 pm

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #4
On the TV news it was stated that the tram was going much faster than the permitted speed for that part of the track, and that there had been anecdotal (admittedly) reports of this often happening. If that is true then it is a bit more than error

Trams have remarkably small wheels to travel at speed. Our own new Trams travel at a fair old speed to and from Wolverhampton.


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#6 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:55 pm

Update on the Croydon Tram Sadly six men and one Woman died


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RE: Tram Overturned in Croydon

#7 by Slow Jo , Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:09 pm

Sky news ,one of those men who died was only 19 years old ,just a kid really ,from what a eye witness said he was going to fast on that bend .


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