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Trains to Nottingham delayed after huge fire breaks out at station

13 January 2018, 05:34 | Jan Cross

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At its peak 10 fire crews were tackling the fire, which began at about 06:30 GMT.

Six engines and some further specialist appliances remain on the scene.

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".

"We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way we can". No injuries are reported.

"Our current advice to customers is not to travel to or from Nottingham station".

A huge blaze has closed Nottingham railway station, causing major disruption.

Services across the north were hit yesterday when members of the RMT union walked out again in a long-running dispute over the roles of train guards. Both parts of the train station are heavily smoke logged.

"We want everyone to be able to get to the football without the stress of a hard journey - please start making alternative travel plans now so that you can enjoy your weekend".

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Fifty firefighters are now tackling the blaze, which was discovered in the early hours and led to the evacuation of the station.

Crews were still at the scene by late afternoon, and a joint investigation by Nottinghamshire fire and rescue and British transport police is ongoing.

The fire engulfed the station this morning and spread to the roof leading to significant delays on the rail network.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said "we are aware of the incident and, at the minute, there are no reported casualties".

The Rapid Relief Team were on hand to deliver food and drink to those working on tackling the incident.

Bryn Coleman, Instant Commander at the scene for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We got a call at approximately 6.30am to a fire involving a toilet block - that has now spread to the roof void".

The new Minister for Transport Jo Johnson visited the station to "see the damage to the historic station and thank emergency for their work".

Flames were seen coming from the station's roof and smoke filled the foyer, prompting the building's evacuation.



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