A police investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances behind a fatal collision involving a tram and a pedestrian which took place around 12.15pm today at the Saughton tram stop in Broomhouse Dive.

The man who has not been named at this time suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: “This is dreadfully sad news and I’d like to offer my deepest condolences to the gentleman’s family and friends. We are working closely with Police Scotland to investigate what happened.”

A spokesman for Edinburgh Trams said that an investigation into the incident was underway adding that it was unable to comment further until this was completed.

Services have been disrupted with trams only running between Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Airport and from York Place to Haymarket.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The man suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt in the collision.

“Tram services remain suspended whilst officers carry out a collision investigation and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101.”

The last fatal crash involving a tram in Scotland took place on 28 January 1959 in Glasgow when a tram driver and two passengers were killed following  collision with a lorry.