Families of victims of the Croydon tram crash attended Parliament this week to watch MPs debate government delays over safety improvements.

Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central, criticised the Government over its “silence” on tram safety and slow pace of improvements since the crash, which claimed the lives of seven people two years ago.

As many as 11 of the 15 safety recommendations made by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch almost exactly a year ago have yet to be fully implemented across the country.

The first and 'most important' recommendation, the creation of a new tram safety body, has been stalled due to a delay in government funding. 

The Minister for Transport, Jesse Norman, confirmed that the funding had still yet to be released, stating: “I expect to make an announcement shortly.”

Jones hosted the families of crash victims in Parliament to watch the debate, and hosted a meeting prior to the debate with senior executives from Transport for London to update families on the work being done to improve safety on Croydon's trams.

Improvements to be delivered on Croydon trams in 2019 include an automatic braking system and strengthened glass on tram windows.