More than three years on from the tragic Sandilands tram crash an inquest is set to investigate the cause of death of the seven victims.

It has been announced that senior coroner for South London, Sarah Ormrod-Walshe, will be holding inquests into the deaths of Dane Chinnery, Donald Collett, Robert Huxley, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary and Mark Smith. 

They died in the crash on the morning of November 9, 2016 when a tram derailed at Sandilands Junction killing seven and injuring more than 60 people.

On October 31 this year the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and British Transport Police announced that the driver Alfred Dorris will not be charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

At least two families of the victims have since appealed the decision, which includes the family of Philip Logan.

Danielle Whetter - Philip's granddaughter - is hoping new information comes to light as a result of the inquest.

"We are hoping some information will come forward that they didn't already have or know," she told the Croydon Guardian.

"Going forward we crack on with the petition which is live and doing great. Sarah Jones has been amazing and we're pleased she's on board with it all.

"There is a massive gap in the law, but we also want the companies involved to have to bring forward all information."

The inquest originally opened on November 21, 2016 but was adjourned until a decision on whether or not to charge the driver was made.

The first procedural hearing of the inquests will take place at 12pm on Wednesday (December 11) in the Council Chamber at Croydon Town Hall in Katharine Street. 

At this stage it is not known how long the inquests will take, but throughout the hearing the coroner will hear evidence from witnesses, usually this also includes the family of the dead.

Danielle continued: "This isn't about charges being brought forward, it's about establishing how this awful tragedy was able to happen in 2016."