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A van has collided with a Manchester Metrolink tram on a tram crossing near Ashton West tram stop.
The accident reportedly happened at 07:30 am and involved tram No. 3085.
A man, reportedly the tram driver, was taken to hospital.
Transport for Greater Manchester has confirmed that no services are operating between Ashton-under-Lyne and Ashton Moss.
Ticket acceptance is in place on the 216 bus and also on Northern services between Ashton and Manchester Victoria.
Minor delays are also being experienced on the Eccles via MediaCityUK line with services in both directions between Deansgate, Castlefield and Eccles being affected.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were called around 7.30 am this morning to Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton-Under-Lyne to a report that a van had been involved in a collision with a tram.”
“Emergency services are in attendance.”
A TfGM spokesperson said: “Emergency services are in attendance along with engineers and customer service representatives from KeolisAmey Metrolink.
“The force of the collision has caused damage to an overhead line support pole.
“Work to repair the pole can only begin once emergency services have completed their work.
“The incident will be subject to an investigation.”
TfGM’s Head of Metrolink Danny Vaughan, added: “This is a serious collision and our current focus is supporting emergency services in responding to this incident.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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