Sunday, January 20

London Trams to Get Automatic Braking System

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London’s trams are to be fitted with automatic braking systems in response to safety recommendations made following the fatal crash in Croydon.

The decision was among 15 safety recommendations after an investigation into the November 2016 crash.

Seven people died and 51 were injured when a tram travelling at almost four times the speed limit derailed.

The new safety measures, the first in the UK, will automatically apply brakes if a tram exceeds speed limits.

The tram that crashed in Sandilands, Croydon, was carrying about 60 people and was travelling at 43.5mph in a 12mph zone, investigators found.

Continue reading at BBC.com.

Learn more at railnews.co.uk

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