Tram window smashed by vandals at Balgreen

The window of the tram's rear carriage was smashed. Pic: David Hunt

The window of the tram's rear carriage was smashed. Pic: David Hunt

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YOBS have smashed another window on a city tram in the third such attack to take place in just a few days

The vehicle was understood to be stationary at the Balgreen stop at around 9.30pm when the door window at the very rear of the tram was smashed by what is thought to have been a brick.

It is understood no one was hurt in the incident, although passengers were said to be shaken by the sudden fright.

The conductor on board told passengers what had happened and then asked them to leave the vehicle as the service had to be halted.

One passenger on his way to work said he did not think anyone had been injured, but added: “Nobody needed any attention, just people sitting near it got a fright as far as I know.”

A spokesman for Transport for Edinburgh said no one had been injured during the incident and passengers had been evacuated from the tram onto another service.

He said the safety of staff and passengers was of the utmost importance and urged anyone with information to contact the police.

The attacks came as it emerged that two trams were struck with missiles over the weekend – the first incidents of this kind since the network launched in May – at stops in Saughton and neighbouring Balgreen.

On both occasions a brick smashed through the glass window of the automatic doors narrowly missing passengers

Glass shelters at Saughton and Balgreen have also been targeted with glass panels shattered by heavy bricks or stones.