Croydon to hold civic ceremony to mark seventh anniversary of tram derailment

Croydon will remember those who lost their lives in the Sandilands tram derailment at a civic ceremony in New Addington.

Members of the public are invited to attend the service, which will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 9 November at Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington.

Croydon’s Civic Mayor, Councillor Tony Pearson, will open the event and read out the names of those who died before observing a minute of silence.

Councillor Pearson will be joined by Executive Mayor, Jason Perry, community leaders and first responders from the police, ambulance, and fire services.

Dane Chinnery, Donald Collett, Robert Huxley, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary and Mark Smith lost their lives in the derailment and are remembered by their friends, family, and the residents of Croydon. More than 60 people were injured in the tragedy near Sandilands tram stop on 9 November 2016.

Jason Perry

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon, said: “Seven years on from the tragic Sandilands derailment, Croydon remembers the seven residents who lost their lives that day. Our community stands with the families living with the awful loss of their loved ones and in support of anyone else affected by the events of 9 November 2016.”

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon

If you have been affected by the tram derailment there is support available:

Croydon Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT) service offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 18 years and over, who are registered with a Croydon GP.

2023-11-03T18:29:14+00:00 November 3rd, 2023|Recent news|