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TfL plans for improved Tram Safety following fatal accident

 

TfL reveals its plans for making trams safer following crash which killed 7 people

By SamanthaBooth  |  Posted: January 18, 2017

Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror Transport for London has published a new report saying it is considering new speed safety measures prior to any other reports coming out after the fatal disaster which killed seven and injured 51 people

Transport for London has published a report into potential safety improvements on Croydon trams

TfL has published a new report which says it is considering "upgrading its CCTV system", although it is not clear whether this relates to cameras on the trams themselves.

It is also considering using technology already in place on buses, such as software called iBus, to monitor speeds and locations of trams.
 

It is also looking at installing an in-cab, "driver-alert system", additional lineside digital signs to warn drivers of the speed limits and chevron signs at four sites with significant bends.

The report, due to go to TfL's safety, sustainability and human resources panel next week, says TfL has been working with FirstGroup, which operates the trams as a contractor, to monitor its "enhanced driver management arrangements".

It reveals that since the crash there have been more frequent speed checks, briefings on fatigue management, accompanied driving through the area of the derailment if requested and counselling.


Grant Melton

Read more at http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/transport-for-london-considering-new-speeding-safety-measures-before-independent-report-published/story-30068309-detail/story.html#KdH5gRMqkOAXr4wm.99
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