Croydon will remember those who lost their lives in the Sandilands tram derailment at a civic ceremony to mark the 5th anniversary of the tragedy.
Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Croydon for the service, which will be held at 11am on Tuesday 9 November at Market Square, Central Parade, New Addington.
More than 60 people were injured in the tragedy and Dane Chinnery, Donald Collett, Robert Huxley, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary and Mark Smith lost their lives when the tram derailed near Sandilands tram stop on 9 November 2016.
The ceremony will begin at 11am when the Mayor of Croydon will lead a period of silence to remember them, before inviting floral tributes to be laid at the memorial plinth installed in honour of those affected by the tragedy.
“The Croydon tram derailment was a devastating incident in which seven residents lost their lives, many more were injured and countless lives were changed forever. We will always remember them, and stand united in support of their friends, family and wider community.”
Councillor Hamida Ali, leader of the council
If you have been affected by the tram derailment there are support services available:
Sarah Hope Line provide advice and support with regards to financial assistance and emotional support. You can call The Sarah Hope Line on 0343 222 5678, Monday-Friday 08:00-18:00. A voicemail service operates outside of these times. You can also contact by email at SHL@tfl.gov.uk.
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.