Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

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Rail travellers from the East travelling across country are facing severe delays after a fire at Nottingham Station.

Flames were seen and smoke filled the foyer of the building.

About 4,600 passengers arrive at Nottingham station during each weekday morning between 07:00 and 10:00, according to the Department for Transport.

The blaze, which broke out on the main concourse on Friday morning, spread to the roof.

"Emergency services are dealing with a fire incident at Nottingham, causing major disruption to trains at the station", National Rail said.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service says eight fire crews and 60 firefighters are on the scene and the building has been evacuated.

The station was earlier evacuated and has been closed, with no services are running to or from Nottingham, as emergency services battle the blaze.

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He said crews were still inside and trying to contain the fire between the new part of the station and the main building, describing the operation as "difficult and protracted".

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

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown.

Nottingham Express Transit have confirmed that there has been disruption to the tram services as well.

East Midlands tweeted: 'Please do not travel to Nottingham station this morning as trains will be unable to run and we are unable to provide road transport to/from the station'.

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.

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