A BUS driver has been taken to hospital after his vehicle collided with a tram at Edinburgh Airport.

The tram was derailed from the tracks following the collision with the single-decker shortly before 5.30pm this evening.

The bus driver has been taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

The driver and ticket conductor from the tram were treated at the scene by paramedics and their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Six passengers on the tram at the time are not believed to be injured and there were no passengers on the bus.

The bus is used to transport passengers between the long-stay airport car parks and the terminal building.

A Police Scotland investigation is underway and anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101.

There is expected to be disruption to traffic for some time.