Lorry crash causes huge commuter delays

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Commuters at Edinburgh Waverley were caught in chaos this morning after trains were cancelled after a lorry crashed on to the tracks in East Lothian. Massive queues of people stretched out the station and onto Waverley Bridge.

Late yesterday evening, an HGV crashed onto the tracks of the East Coast Mainline, causing the busy route to be closed this morning as a salvage operation was launched.

The lorry driver was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Network Rail tweeted: “Good progress on repairs overnight, but unfortunately the East Coast Mainline between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed hasn’t reopened though it’s imminent. Repairs ongoing to the signalling system, following the HGV destroying a lineside cabinet.”

Queues spread all the way out of Waverley station as passengers were then being advised to leave and return at 2pm.

Written by: Jill McLaren

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