Croydon tram driver filmed 'asleep at wheel' on same line as fatal crash

Croydon tram driver filmed 'asleep at wheel' on same line as fatal crash

Inquiry launched after commuter’s footage appears to show driver asleep at controls six months after derailment killed seven

A tram driver has been suspended and an investigation launched after a passenger filmed him allegedly asleep at the controls, six months after seven passengers were killed in a crash on the same network.

The film apparently shows the driver asleep in charge of a tram heading to Wimbledon that had stopped at lights in the centre of Croydon at rush hour on Wednesday morning. According to commuters, he remained asleep for several minutes before passengers woke him.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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