Tram and lorry crash in West End of Edinburgh city centre

A tram and lorry have crashed in Edinburgh's West End.

A picture of the incident. PIC: @DarlingForsyth Twitter
A picture of the incident. PIC: @DarlingForsyth Twitter

The incident happened on Coates Place, but the severity is still unknown.

Traffic is thought to be moving in the area.

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Passengers were being held on the damaged tram while engineers assessed the damage.

Andrew Forsyth, a partner in Coates Place design firm Darling Forsyth, said: "I didn't actually see the collision but I heard an almighty bang and then we saw the damage to the tram.

"I don't know who is to blame but it is a really narrow bit of road just there.

"You can see that the front door of the tram has been badly damaged. I imagine the trams will be off for a good while."

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh Trams said:“At approximately 12.25 today there was a minor road traffic collision where a lorry came into contact with a tram at Atholl Place. We are still operating at full route, however we ask that customers bear with us as we resume a regular frequency service.”

A picture of the incident. PIC: @DarlingForsyth Twitter

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