The sixth anniversary of the Croydon tram crash will be marked with a memorial service on Wednesday (November 9).

A ceremony will be held at Central Parade in New Addington to honour those affected by the tragedy.

Dane Chinnery, 19, Philip Logan, 52, Philip Seary, 57, Dorota Rynkiewicz, 35, Robert Huxley, 63, Mark Smith, 35, and Donald Collett, 62, lost their lives in the crash on November 9, 2016.

More than 60 people were injured in the incident near the Sandilands tram stop.

There will be a period of silence followed by floral tributes being laid at the memorial to the tram crash.

Locals will be joined by first responders from the police, ambulance and fire services.

Jason Perry, executive mayor of Croydon, said: “Croydon will always remember our seven residents who lost their lives in the Sandilands derailment.

"Six years on, our thoughts and condolences remain with those living with the loss of their loved ones, as well as anyone else affected by the tragic events of November 2016.”

In July, the driver involved in the tram crash Alfred Dorris pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to take reasonable care at work under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

A trial is expected to take place in London in 2023.

In June Transport for London and Tram Operations Limited, a subsidiary of FirstGroup which manage Croydon Tramlink, both pleaded guilty to health and safety failings relating to the 2016 crash.

It followed a 2021 inquest which ruled the deaths in the crash were “accidental”.

The jury concluded the driver “lost awareness and became disorientated probably due to a microsleep” and failed to brake in time causing the high-speed derailment when the tram overturned.