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A male bus driver has been taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment following a crash which derailed a tram near Edinburgh Airport.

The collision occurred around 5.30pm this evening.

The tram driver and ticket conductor were treated at the scene by paramedics and none of the six passengers on board were believed to have been injured.

Police anticipated disruption to traffic in the area.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We are attending after a road traffic collision involving a single-decker bus and a tram near to Edinburgh Airport.

“The tram has been derailed as a result of the collision.

“An investigation is underway and anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact police via 101.”

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Trams said: “Following the recent road traffic accident, our services will continue to operate between York Place and Gyle Centre for the remainder of this evening.

“Early investigations would suggest a bus struck the side of a tram causing it to de-rail. We continue to work closely with Police Scotland on their investigation and have offered our full co-operation.

“We will be working with our maintainers throughout the night to recover our vehicle as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We aim to provide an update at 4am on tomorrow’s services.

Photos courtesy of Thomas Brown Live Edinburgh News