Police have now confirmed that seven people have lost their lives in the tram derailment near Sandilands tram stop on Wednesday morning. The whole community across Croydon is shocked, and people’s first thoughts are with those who have died and with their loved ones. Anyone concerned about missing people should contact the British Transport Police on 0800 405040.
Croydon Council have also set up an official fundraising page for anyone wishing to support the victims and their families. Donations can be made online here.
The council has opened up a community assistance centre at the Addington Community Association in Central Parade, New Addington from 8am on Thursday 10th November.
A book of condolence is available to sign at the Town Hall on Katherine Street from 8.30am until 10.30pm and will be there for signing at these times:
- Friday 11 Nov – 9am until 10pm
- Saturday 12 Nov – 9am until 5pm
- Sunday 13 Nov – 9am until 5pm
Steve Reed MP said: “I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of everyone who died or was injured in this shocking incident. It’s hard to believe that people in Croydon got up to go to work and then this happened on their journey. Like everyone else, I offer my gratitude to the emergency services who were on the scene so quickly and did so much to help people there. It’s important there is now a thorough inquiry into how this happened, and new safeguards quickly put in place to reassure people that the tram system is safe.”
Additional information is available on the Croydon Council website