Press release

Bulletin 01/2015 Derailment near Mitcham Junction

RAIB has today released its bulletin describing the derailment of a tram near Mitcham Junction tram stop 29 December 2014

Image showing derailed tram near Mitcham Junction
Image showing derailed tram near Mitcham Junction

Shortly before midnight on 29 December 2014, a tram travelling from New Addington to Wimbledon became derailed near Mitcham Junction tram stop

There were about 20 passengers on the tram, plus a driver. No-one was hurt as a result of this accident. The derailment occurred at a set of points about 200 metres west of the tram stop platforms.

RAIB has identified two learning points for tramway companies, drivers and others responsible for using spring operated points.


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Published 22 April 2015