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Collision between a tram and a pedestrian, Edinburgh

Investigation into a tram/pedestrian collision at a footpath crossing near Saughton tram stop, Edinburgh, 11 September 2018.

View of the crossing from the direction the pedestrian approached. The tram was travelling from right to left on the near track.
View of the crossing from the direction the pedestrian approached. The tram was travelling from right to left on the near track.

At about 12:10 hrs on 11 September 2018, a pedestrian who was using a footpath crossing located between Balgreen and Saughton tram stops, was struck and fatally injured by an outbound tram travelling from Edinburgh city centre towards Edinburgh Airport. The crossing, over two tram tracks, provides a pathway between Stenhouse Drive and Saughton Mains Street.

Our investigation will seek to identify the sequence of events which led to the accident and consider any relevant operation or underlying management factors.

Our investigation is independent of any investigation by Edinburgh Tram, the Office of Rail and Road, Police Scotland, or the Procurator Fiscal.

We will publish our findings, including any safety recommendations, at the conclusion of our investigation; these will be available on our RAIB website.

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Published 4 October 2018
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