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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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Six men and one woman confirmed dead in tram crash

BTP: Six men and one woman died tram derailment. Credit: ITV

British Transport Police have confirmed that six men and one woman died in yesterday's tram derailment in Croydon.

Following the incident in Croydon yesterday, we can confirm that six men and one woman have sadly died.

We are working with the Coroner to identify these seven people and their families are being supported by specially trained officers.

We remain at the scene, where investigations and forensic work continue.

– British Transport Police

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