Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

RAILWAY STATION BLAZE: What we know

Firefighters tackle the blaze inside Nottingham station Firefighters tackle the blaze inside Nottingham station Credit Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Ellis Copeland | 12 January, 2018, 15:42

Incident commander Bryn Coleman, from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, said crews faced "arduous" conditions when they arrived to tackle the "severe" fire that spread across the concourse.

Flames were seen erupting from the roof, while thick black smoke billowed into the station foyer and out into the surrounding streets.

The company later added: "It is anticipated that Nottingham station will not re-open today and we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday 12th January".

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the blaze is in the main concourse and has spread to the roof.

The station was evacuated and no casualties were reported, a spokeswoman for East Midlands ambulance service said. "Whilst the station remains closed, no trains will be able to run to or from the station".

Emergency services are dealing with a large fire which has broken out at Nottingham train station.

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The incident has caused delays across the local transport network.

A cordon was in place around the building and trains were stopped from entering or leaving the building, triggering travel chaos across the country.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

Furthermore, there have been road closures around the station with Notts Police tweeting: 'Station St, Carrington St & Queen's Rd are closed use to a fire at #Nottingham Train Station.

The station is now closed and East Midlands Trains are warning people travelling on their Norwich to LIverpool services to expect delays on trains for the rest of the day.

He said passengers should check the East Midlands Trains website for the latest travel information.

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