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A huge fire at Nottingham railway station means all trains from Burton to the city have been cancelled today.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted that crews from London Road, Arnold, Carlton, Highfields and Mansfield fire stations were in attendance.

The station was evacuated at about 6.30am. The store manager at the Co-op in the station has said flames were coming from the toilets.

According to the National Rail website, the 9.21am train from Burton to Nottingham was cancelled, while a warning of "no trains at Nottingham until further notice", has been put in place.

East Midlands Trains, which operates from the station, has confirmed no services are able to run to or from Nottingham.

The fire at Nottingham railway station
The fire at Nottingham railway station

It said: "There is a fire at Nottingham station. This is disrupting our trains on all routes through Nottingham. At present the station has been evacuated and the fire services are on site."

You can follow our live updates on this incident below.

Thank you

We’re ending this live blog now, but thank you for staying with us as events have unfolded over the last 35 hours.

While the main Nottingham to St Pancras line is now fully open, there are still some routes that are not running. You can still find the latest news about these at http://www.nottinghampost.com/.

Trains can now run from Nottingham all the way through to St Pancras

Structural engineers are trying to work out how long station repairs will take

Structural engineers are at the site today, but as yet there is no definite timescale as to how long the repairs might take.

You can read what Network Rail - which owns the station building - has to say about it here.

A reminder of what East Midlands Trains is saying about the station

“Fire damage to some parts of the station means there will be reduced facilities at Nottingham station. Toilet facilities are not available at the moment as the station does not have running water. Retail facilities are also not available.

“The lifts on platforms 1,3, 5 and 6 are now in use. Some exits are unavailable to use. Please note that the station car park is now open for use.

“Ticket Vending Machines will only be accepting cash and the ticket booking office will remain closed. You can collect tickets at an alternative station. Please have your booking confirmation when travelling. You will be offered a full range of tickets on board from Nottingham if you are yet to purchase a ticket.”

The clock seems to have stopped at the time of the fire...

There are no electronic displays, after the communications room was damaged

A photo inside the station shows that the clock stopped just after half past 6, which is around the time of yesterday’s fire.

"Incredible clean up work undertaken overnight" says Lilian Greenwood

Lots of positivity from people on Twitter

Chris Leslie MP for Nottingham East: 'I hope those responsible are caught'

“With around 4,600 passengers normally arriving at Nottingham on a weekday morning, an incident such as this could have had grave consequences. As it stands, there will undoubtedly be significant disruption to passengers and journeys for some time.

“I would like to pay tribute to the fire and rescue services and other emergency workers for responding so professionally and also to the staff at the station itself at what is clearly a distressing event for the whole city.

“I hope that if this does turn out to have been an arson attack that those responsible will be caught and prosecuted.

“As yet there is no clear assessment of the cost or scale of structural damage but I am sure that every agency in the city will do what is needed to get this vital transport hub up and running as soon as possible.”

Transport Minster praises effort needed to open station today

Transport Minister Jo Johnson, who visited Nottingham Station yesterday following the fire, said: “I saw for myself the hard work of the emergency services, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail to control the fire and keep passengers safe and informed. It’s a real testament to their efforts that they expect to run a majority of services today. However some disruption is still expected and I would urge passengers to check with their operator before travelling.”

People are impressed this morning

Philip Morton, 35, of Loughborough was surprised at how little damage could be seen. He said: “I got to the station quite early this morning and I am very impressed with it. It is great that they have managed to reopen the station so quickly especially after what looked like such a big fire. They have done an exceptional clean-up operation and the fact that they have trains running today is great too. I was very surprised to get here this morning and see everything running so smoothly.”

Lots of 'thank yous' being handed out

NCT buses are now stopping at the station

All entrances are now open

All entrances have now reopened at Nottingham train station
All entrances have now reopened at Nottingham train station

Pictures from inside the building

Part of the station remains blocked off, with no access to platforms 6 and 7.
Part of the station remains blocked off, with no access to platforms 6 and 7.

This is how it looks inside the station this morning

We're live at the station now

We’re live outside Nottingham railway station right now - see here.

Yes, trains are really running

A train at Nottingham railway station this morning.
A train at Nottingham railway station this morning.

Main entrance due to open soon

The Post understands the main entrance to the station will open at 9am today.

Video from the scene this morning

Trams are now stopping again at the station

Nottingham Express Transit says passengers can now board and alight the tram at Nottingham station. But access is via the Station Street entrance.

Details of the services which are running

This is what’s happening with East Midlands Trains routes:

  • London - Nottingham: Stopping services will run as normal; fast services will start/terminate at East Midlands Parkway
  • Liverpool - Norwich: Services running as normal
  • Nottingham - Worksop: All services cancelled and a rail replacement bus service will operate
  • Matlock - Newark: Services to run between Matlock and Derby only
  • Leicester - Lincoln: Services to run between Leicester and Loughborough and between Nottingham and Lincoln only
  • Nottingham - Skegness: Services to run as normal
  • All other East Midlands Trains routes which do not run via Nottingham (Crewe, Grimsby, Lincoln to Peterborough, and Lincoln to Doncaster routes, as well as other mainline services) will operate as normal.

In addition, CrossCountry Nottingham - Derby - Birmingham services and Northern Leeds - Nottingham services are expected to run as normal.

Five out of seven platfoms have reopened

Nottingham railway station has partially reopened this morning following the massive blaze which took fire crews almost 12 hours to deal with.

East Midlands Trains confirmed that the station had reopened at 4.45am on Saturday, with many train services running as normal.

The side entrance on Station Street is open for use.

The side entrance in Station Street at Nottingham train station which is open for use
The side entrance in Station Street at Nottingham train station which is open for use

You can read the full story here.

Unclear whether the station will be open tomorrow

It is still not known if the station will be open or not tomorrow.

The latest information from East Midlands Trains is that a team of structural engineers continue to assess the station.

The company said: “Once this has been completed, we will be able to provide an update on which trains will be able to run tomorrow.”

As mentioned in an earlier post, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has said two appliances will remain at the scene overnight to support officers from British Transport Police.

The latest from the fire service

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has said two appliances will remain at the station, where firefighters will be assisting officers from British Transport Police tonight and into the morning.

There "could not have been a bigger test" for Nottingham's traffic control team

The team which helps to keep Nottingham’s roads running smoothly said the fire at Nottingham railway station was “one of the biggest incidents” they have faced, affecting all modes of transport across the city.

Paul Boulton, right, and Andy Poxon, left, from the city's traffic control room
Paul Boulton, right, and Andy Poxon, left, from the city's traffic control room

After Arkwright Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road were closed following the outbreak of the fire, officers at Nottingham City Council’s control centre re-phased lights to help traffic flow.

Paul Boulton, head of traffic at Nottingham City Council, said the incident affected all modes of transport in the city, as roads were closed, trams ceased running and buses were diverted.

He said: “We have people on the control desk maintaining the cameras and equipment to keep traffic moving and people who go to the site.

“It affected literally everything apart from cycling. It could not have been worse in that sense.

“The important thing is using a multi-agency approach. Working very closely with the police, fire, East Midlands Trains and the Environment Agency.

“There could not have been a bigger test in terms of our resilience than what happened today. It affected all modes of transport and it has taken a multi-agency response to deal with.

“It is a testament to us that there were delays but they were reasonable. We have been able to take measures quite early to manage the rush hour.

“The public transport is running again which should make it better. However people can expect some delays.”

You can read the story in full here.

Bus stop remains closed

Nottingham City Transport has just tweeted to say a bus stop immediately outside the station entrance remains closed.

Structural assessment underway

East Midlands Trains has said structural engineers are carrying out an assessment at Nottingham Railway Station.

Once that’s complete, East Midlands Trains will be able to give an update on whether or not the station will be open tomorrow.

Will the station be open tomorrow?

The latest update from East Midlands Trains reveals that engineers need to assess the building before a decision about any services tomorrow is made.

The statement said: “Structural engineers will need to assess the station before we can understand which trains will be able tomorrow.”

Earlier today, the British Transport Police advised that the railway station is unlikely to open tomorrow.

Update from the fire service

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has said the incident is now in the “recovery phase”.

A statement said: “The fire has caused quite extensive damage to the toilet area and there is a lot of smoke damage on the concourse.”

All roads are now open

Queen’s Road eastbound has reopened - meaning all roads surrounding the station are now open again.