Full Croydon tram services resume after tragic Sandilands accident

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Tram Removed From Croydon Crash Site
Floral tributes were left near the site of the incident (Source: Getty)

Tram services have resumed across the entire network following last week's tragic accident in Croydon.

Seven people were killed after a tram derailed and overturned near the Sandilands stop in south London early last Wednesday morning.

The tram driver was arrested on the same day the incident occurred, and questioned on suspicion of manslaughter. He was later placed on bail until May next year.

An initial investigation into the crash has found that the tram was travelling at 43.5mph in an area with a 12.5mph speed limit when it derailed. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch's initial report has confirmed initial indications that "the tram was travelling at significantly higher speed than is permitted".

Tram services had been suspended since the accident took place.

Transport for London has offered to pay for the funerals of all seven victims of the crash.

In the wake of the tragedy, London mayor Sadiq Khan issued a message to the families of the victims, and thanked the emergency service workers who attended the scene.

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