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Did TfL fail the Croydon Tram Crash investigation?

04 July 2019

The London Assembly has today called on the Mayor to appoint an independent investigation into the role Transport for London (TfL) played in supplying evidence to the Croydon Tram Crash Investigators.

 

Keith Prince AM, who proposed the motion said:  

“It is deeply troubling that concerns have been repeatedly raised about why TfL failed to provide key tram safety evidence to the relevant authorities investigating the Croydon Tram Crash.

 

“It is now incumbent on the Mayor to set up an independent and comprehensive investigation into TfL’s conduct in the wake of the crash. Only then will passengers injured in the crash and the families of those who were tragically killed that day get the answers they deserve”. 

 

The full text of the motion is:

 

This Assembly notes that the GMB Union recently passed Motion 412 which called “for the Mayor of London to appoint an independent investigation to review why TfL failed to supply critical tram safety evidence to the Croydon Tram Crash Investigators, the Office of Road & Rail and the British Transport Police.

 

This Assembly agrees with the GMB Union that there are serious questions to answer with regard to the Croydon Tram Crash, wholeheartedly supports the GMB’s request and calls upon the Mayor to appoint an independent investigation.

 

 

Notes to editors

  1. Watch the full webcast
  2. The motion was agreed by 10 votes for and none against.
  3. Keith Prince AM, who proposed the motion, is available for interviews. 
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
     

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