Train services in Gedling borough disrupted by fire at Nottingham Station

Train services in Gedling borough disrupted by fire at Nottingham Station

John Mills, Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service manager, said the fire is "more about complexity rather than size" because it burned continuously through voids, making it incredibly hard for firefighters to find.

Mr Coleman said: "There is smoke damage to the original concourse area of Nottingham station and also smoke damage to the new build section, which went up approximately three to four years ago".

A large fire broke out at a commuter rail station in Britain Friday morning, forcing evacuations and causing a major disruption in the morning commute.

The fire in the main concourse area quickly spread to the roof, which was only refurbished in the last few years.

CrossCountry Trains tweeted: "Due to a fire at Nottingham station, our trains can not run between Derby & Nottingham". Firefighters said that they were battling a "significant fire".

The incident caused delays across the local transport network.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time. This means we have no service from the Forest to Clifton South or Toton Lane.

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The train station pictured this morning.

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

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

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.

East Midlands Trains advised people not to travel "unless it is absolutely necessary" and said trains "cannot run to/from Nottingham".

- Passengers should visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk for the latest travel information.

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