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Lessons must be learned for trams and buses after Croydon accident

As the Rail Accidents Investigation Branch proceeds with its enquiry into the tram accident in Croydon last November which tragically killed seven people, particularly focusing on the glass used in the tram windows, Caroline Pidgeon has pointed out that its recommendations also need to be applied to buses - which have the same type of windows.

Caroline said:

"Obviously the RAIB investigation into the Croydon tram crash that took place on November 9 is still not completed and we must await their final report and recommendations.

"However if they conclude that new standards of windows in trams are needed that might well mean we need to revisit the standards that exist in London's bus fleet of 9,000 vehicles.

"I would be surprised if lessons that apply to the tram network will not apply to London buses as well."

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