Lorry crashes on East Coast railway line causing major disruption to Edinburgh services

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Network Rail said the vehicle was on the railway between Wallyford, near Musselburgh, and Prestonpans.

Reports from the East Lothian Courier say police, fire and paramedics are still at the scene after being called at around 2pm.

Due to the lorry’s height close to overhead power lines, electricity was cut for safety reasons, impacting services to and from Scotland’s capital. After 4 p.m., services resumed but continued to experience delays.

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Services had already been hit by thousands of railway workers staging their second strike of the week.

Around 40,000 members of Network Rail’s Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and 13 train operators walked out again on Thursday after talks failed to resolve a bitter row over pay, jobs and conditions .

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