South Yorkshire commuters warned not to travel unless necessary following station blaze

South Yorkshire commuters warned not to travel unless necessary following station blaze

South Yorkshire commuters are being warned not to travel unless necessary following a huge blaze at Nottingham railway station.

East Midlands Trains said the blaze at Nottingham station, which was discovered at 6.25am, is expected to affect services travelling through Nottingham all day.

A spokesman said: “At present the station has been evacuated and the fire services are on site working to contain the fire.

“The station is currently closed and all of our trains cannot run to/from Nottingham.

“It is anticipated that Nottingham station will not re-open today and we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday.

“As Nottingham station is part of the core of the East Midlands Trains Network disruption is expected on all East Midlands Trains services today. If you have not already started your journey please do not travel unless it is is absolutely necessary.”

The fire is believed to have started in a toilet on the station concourse and spread to the roof.

There are around 50 firefighters involved in the operation to prevent the flames spreading.

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