Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

60 firefighters tackle huge blaze at Nottingham train station

Bryn Coleman, Incident Commander at the scene for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We have a serious fire at the concourse and the walkways of Nottingham Station. You can see billowing smoke and flames above the roof on the far side".

The fire broke out in the main concourse and spread to the roof.

East Midlands Trains said while no-one was injured and everyone was accounted for, all services, including, have been disrupted.

Ten fire engines and approximately 50 firefighters are now in attendance.

"It is quite a complex construction, we have 12 fire appliance units here, plus specialist firefighting equipment".

The fire caused widespread cancellations and delays. Transport in the area will be severely disrupted, with no services going to or from the station. No injuries have been reported but the blaze has caused severe disruption.

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.

East Midlands Trains say they do not expect the station to re-open today.

The situation is so severe that East Midlands can not yet predict when the station will be up and running again, with trains both in and out of Nottingham cancelled.

Emergency services believe everyone inside the building escaped unharmed.

"It's quite an old building - we believe it's a listed building - and we have fire in hidden voids there so the crews are now working to expose those voids but there is significant damage to the walkways which go across the railway station".

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



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