Approximately 60 firefighters are continuing to fight a fire at Nottingham Train Station this morning. A number of roads in the city centre remain closed, and there are no train services calling at Nottingham.
The fire, which is believed to have started in a public toilet in the new part of the building, has spread across the station concourse and into the roof. Both parts of the train station are heavily smoke logged.
Fire crews in breathing apparatus are working to extinguish the fire and an aerial ladder platform is in use. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire between Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and British Transport Police will take place this morning.
Incident Commander Bryn Coleman said: “This is a significant fire in a prominent part of the city centre. Crews from across the county are working hard to extinguish the fire, and are liaising with our partner agencies to ensure a co-ordinated and targeted approach to this incident.
“We will keep the public updated via our Twitter feeds, websites and the local media, and would like to thank anyone affected for their patience while we deal with this incident.”
An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “Emergency services have been called to the Nottingham station to deal with a fire. The station has been evacuated and there have been no reports of any injuries to customers or staff. We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way that we can.
“At present the station is closed and no train services are calling at Nottingham. This means that services on the Nottingham/London, Matlock/Nottingham/Newark, Nottingham/Mansfield/Worksop, Leicester/Lincoln/Grimbsy, Nottingham/Grantham/Skegness and Liverpool/Nottingham/Norwich routes are disrupted.
“Our current advice to customers is not to travel to or from Nottingham station. Passengers are advised to check www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk for the latest travel information.
“We expect East Midlands Trains services to and from Nottingham to be disrupted throughout the rest of today, Friday 12 January. Services from Sheffield and Derby to London are not affected and are running as normal”.
The following train companies will accept East Midlands Trains tickets on their services via any reasonable route:
– Virgin Trains East Coast
– Virgin Trains
– Transpennine Express
– London North Western
– Greater Anglia
Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road remain closed, and there is significant disruption to travel services and traffic in the city centre.
Nottingham City Council’s Headquarters, at Loxley House, is open to the public as normal.