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.
Here is a photo of the scene in Wallyford. We are working with the rescue services to find the best way to recover the heavy vehicle. Once that’s done, we’ll then need to check the track and overhead line kit for damage.@LNER @TPExpressTrains @LumoTravel @CrossCountryUK @DBCargoUK pic.twitter.com/n58OzMvOFn
— Network Rail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) June 23, 2022
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 .