Four tram passengers have been injured as a result of an earlier tram collision in Nottingham. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.
Nottingham City Council has said that University Boulevard is still closed in both directions and a police diversion is in place. Drivers should avoid the area if possible.
A tram was in a collision with a van at 2:45pm today ( Wed 6 December, 2017).
NET issued this statement:
‘A van has been in collision with one of our trams as it was crossing University Boulevard near the University of Nottingham stop.
The tram has become derailed and is currently blocking the junction. Emergency services are on the scene and four passengers have been injured as a result of the impact. Currently services have been disrupted with trams from Hucknall turning at NG2 whilst services from Toton are turning at the University Boulevard tram stop.
A bus service connecting the University tram stop with Nottingham rail station is in operation. Clearly, we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience this incident has caused.
Once the tram has been re-railed and normal services resumed we will be assisting the police with their investigations.’
There is slow moving traffic out of the Boots Beeston site and Nottingham city centre and surrounding roads are gridlocked.
Nottinghamshire Police said:
‘We were called at 2.50pm to reports of a collision between a tram and a van. A few people on the tram have minor injuries but no serious injuries have been reported. The van driver also has sustained no injuries. The van is being removed shortly and work to remove the derailed tram may take some time. We are not sure how long the road will be closed for at this stage.’