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Croydon tram service reopens a week after derailment

The Croydon tram service has reopened, just over a week after the derailment in which seven people died.

Investigators have said the tram was travelling at three-and-a-half times the speed limit when the crash happened near the Sandilands stop.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram, which was carrying about 60 people, was doing 43.5mph in a 12mph zone.

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Driver being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter

The driver of a tram which derailed in Croydon this morning killing 7 people and wounding at least 50 others is being held by police on suspicion of manslaughter.

British Transport Police confirmed they were questioning the 42 year old man, who is from Beckenham.

An investigation is underway into exactly what caused the crash - however investigators have stated the tram was travelling at a higher than normal speed when it crashed.

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