Bus driver hurt in crash with tram at airport
Accident: Derailment with six passengers aboard
A bus driver has been taken to hospital after his vehicle was involved in a collision with a tram near Edinburgh Airport.
The tram derailed following the crash which happened on Eastfield Avenue at about 5.30pm yesterday.
The driver and ticket conductor from the tram were treated at the scene by paramedics and their injuries are not thought to be serious, while the six passengers on board are not believed to have been injured.
There were no passengers on the bus, which is used to transport people between the longstay airport car parks and the terminal building.
The bus driver has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment. The extent of his injuries is not known.
Tram services in the area were disrupted following the incident, with services from the city centre terminating at Gyle Centre a few stops before the airport.
An Edinburgh Trams spokesman said: “We are working with the emergency services to investigate the cause of the incident and would like to offer any support to those affected.
“While the incident is ongoing, a ticket acceptance agreement is in place with Lothian Buses to help customers complete their journeys.”
Police are investigating the crash and asked anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident to contact Police Scotland via 101. A police spokesman said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with a road traffic collision involving a single decker bus and a tram near Edinburgh Airport.
“The tram has derailed as a result of the collision.”
Edinburgh Airport tweeted that there was a build-up of traffic in the area following the incident.
An Edinburgh Airport spokesman said: “We can confirm an airport bus was involved in a collision with a tram. Emergency services are currently on scene dealing with the incident and we will assist them throughout.”
“The tram has derailed as a result of the collision”
DAMAGE: The bus in the aftermath of a collision with a tram near Edinburgh Airport