Tram and lorry crash causes rush hour chaos in Birmingham's Broad Street

A crash between a tram and lorry has caused rush hour travel chaos in Birmingham city centre.

Cars, buses and trams came to a standstill on Birmingham's Broad Street on Wednesday morning while emergency services attended the scene.

The lorry was on the Metro track line and was pictured scraped against the side of the tram. It happened at the junction with Gas Street just after 9am.

Traffic was disrupted on Broad Street with queues backing up to Five Ways island, but the road has since reopened.

Services on the metro between Centenary Square and Edgbaston were also temporarily suspended.

A spokesman for West Midlands Metro said: “Due to a collision between a lorry and a tram in Broad Street at around 9.35 am this morning, services were temporarily halted between the Library stop and Edgbaston.

“No injuries were reported, and an investigation is underway into the cause of the incident. Trams are now operating as normal, and customers are advised to check tram stop information points and our social media channels for any further travel information.”

ITV News Central has approached West Midlands Police and British Transport Police for a comment.

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