Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.
that is awful news.
How is it even possible?
I am guessing the crash happened by or in the tunnel on the sharp bend where the trams drop down from Addington on to the Addiscombe Road by Sandilands. Can't remember the full layout but the bend is at the bottom of a hill, the tracks will have been wet? Sadly the news does not get better.
Yeah the tram is a really serious incident sadly.
Bernard Weatherill House (main council office) is currently opening a family liason centre and lots of St John's Ambulance arrived.
Mint Walk is closed (not sure why exactly, maybe for people to park in)
My step dad gets that line at 8am and said the tram then is packed out so could have been so much worse
A small group of people who want to run it as a pub .
Along the lines of the Hope in Carshalton which I believe is a community owned pub .
So I have been told anyway.
Such bad news; 2 dead
Driver apparently arrested?
5 dead guardian saying
+ over 60 in hospital. No emergency number given out until about 13:00!
First death in tram accident sinve 1959. Very sad. Hope it was a mechanical of some sort and not driver error.
There is a thread about this: Tram over turns in Croydon - several deaths reported
this mostly passed me by today until I got home from work, I heard there was a crash but I had no idea people died.
My bosses daughter was hit by a tram a few years ago and nearly died and that was pretty fucking awful but 7 dead!
I am aware the trams bomb it around along past Lloyd park but that bit near sandilands must have speed restrictions because it's very residential near there? and there is a huge bend as the tracks come up to the stop....one report says it's a 12mph limit and I can see how if it was going too fast the whole thing would go over.
I hope the injured people are only injured minorly.
Still waiting for this thread. Your birthday is very soon!
I've gone into birthday moodiness which soon shades into christmas hate all under the big umbrella of SADP
In reality I have loads of work to do and I'm skint which is adding flavour to the birthday blues!
Payday is 24th - how about then? Might be good for it to be less of a birthday and more of a croydon meet?
Sounds good to me.
If you don't fancy organising, I can do it.
how about I do a thread and you add directions?
Perfect! I can book the table too if you want.
Here's the thread: https://www.urban75.net/forums/thre...ially-meal-at-santok-maas-24-november.348409/
It's on Thursday 24 November. All welcome.
Popped on to Boxpark on way home after a kid free day up in town.
Croydon tram crash driver 'blacked out and fell on the accelerator' claim colleagues (click for more)
Croydon tram crash driver was 'texting' as vehicle sped round corner 'significantly' above the permitted speed (click for more)
The sooner we have the truth about this disaster, the better.
Went to that box park yesterday. Couldn't stomach the main indoor bit as the music was too annoying but went to bao bao for dinner. Didn't feel very restauranty but I don't suppose it's supposed to. I heard bao buns were amazing so was a bit disappointed to find out that they were basically the same as nikuman, a snack you get in Japan at the seven elevens for 70p. Food was decent enough, though not perhaps not the most fabulous experience for the £60 I spent. Can't imagine I'll be trying the rest of box park if they are always blaring out shitty music.
One of my friends went to the Boxpark over the weekend and reported the following:
"Managed less than two minutes inside. What a load of pretentious arse. It's a glorified food court!"
ATOMIC SUPLEX what kind of music? I understand the opening event was very grime heavy. I don't. I don't know much grime not really care for it. I once saw Lethal Bizzle at Bestival. It was alright, pretty rowdy and energetic. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to a grime night. Not sure I'd want to eat to it TBH.
It was all sorts of electronic stuff on Saturday night when I was in there.
Tbh I can't remember much as it was after a long day of being on the sauce and a slap up lunch in London but I do remember a pint of their own beer was 3.50 from Cronx brewery which I thought was pretty reasonable for that kind of place
Am keen to go back and do a bit of eating at some point
And yeah that is essentially what it is but if you don't mind food and booze then that's fine
If you turn up looking for some kind of cultural experience you will be disappointed.
Don't know, just big loud bass thumps from a DJ or something coming out of a PA. I just don't want loud bloody music while I'm eating. I also don't want to pay restaurant prices for eating outside on a wooden bench. Bao bao was ok as its on the outside so no music. The cronx is too, and if it's only £3.50 a pint I guess that's ok. I think I'd still rather be in a propper pub with toilets and stuff though.
I liked the food. Some of which was worth what they were asking, and some of which... well, wasn't.
But the noise. Oh god, the noise.
If you want the truth, why are you putting up unverified rumours from a shitty tabloid with a history of lying?
If you have any information, or verified rumours, that can help to get to the truth of what caused this disaster, please do share it with us and the investigating authorities.
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