Appeal after man hit by train in Morningside

The incident happened off Balcarres Street. Picture: Google

The incident happened off Balcarres Street. Picture: Google

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A MAN was in a stable condition after being hit by a train in Morningside.

The man had been taken to hospital after being hit by the train on Tuesday evening.

Emergency services were called to Balcarres Street just before 5pm.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received numerous 999 calls shortly before 5pm this evening after a male had an accident involving a train.

“We immediately sent a local ambulance crew, an Ambulance Incident Officer and our Special Operation Response Team. “With the assistance of Police Scotland and British Transport Police a male in his 20s was extracted and conveyed to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in a stable condition.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to reports of a person being struck by a train at Morningside, Edinburgh, at around 4.50pm.

“Our officers attended along with paramedics and colleagues from Police Scotland. A man was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with injuries to his head, arm and hand.”