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Huge blaze leads to evacuation of Nottingham station

Fire fighters were called to tackle a major fire at Nottingham railway station on January 12.

Flames were seen from the Grade two-listed station and plumes of smoke filling its concourse.

Station manager East Midlands Trains (EMT) said that the building was evacuated and emergency services, including around 10 fire appliances, 60 fire fighters and the British Transport Police (BTP), were on site.


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No trains ran to and from the station during the incident, which caused disruptions on the Nottingham/London St Pancras, Matlock/Nottingham/Newark, Nottingham/Mansfield/Worksop, Leicester/Lincoln/Grimsby, Nottingham/Grantham/Skegness and Liverpool/Nottingham/Norwich routes.

All platforms at the station were re-opened on January 14 after an assessment from structural engineers.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said that it was called to deal with the blaze at around 6.25am. The fire started in the “new section” but spread to the roof. It does not yet know the cause of the fire, which is believed to have started in a public toilet.

BTP, which is conducting a joint investigation with the fire service, said that it has reason to believe the fire was started deliberately. The fire is now being treated as arson.

No one is believed to have been injured as a result of the fire.

Nottingham station re-opened to passengers in March, 2014, after a refurbishment programme and period of closure saw around £50 million invested in the building.


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