Broken down tram brings traffic to standstill

The trams have been running tests ahead of the launch. Picture: Greg Macvean
The trams have been running tests ahead of the launch. Picture: Greg Macvean
0
Have your say

A BROKEN-down tram brought traffic to a standstill for almost two hours in the city centre on Saturday.

Around ten buses were forced to reverse on Princes Street to find an alternative route after police closed the road to westbound traffic.

The chaos comes just over a week before the proposed 31st May launch date.

The incident which happened around 10.30am at the bottom of The Mound led to congestion with buses being diverted on to St Andrew Square.

Crowds of onlookers gathered as engineers from Spanish firm CAF moved the tram to assess what caused the fault. Tom Norris, Edinburgh Trams director and general manager, said: “We apologise for any disruption caused.”