A large fire has caused what is thought to be considerable damage to Nottingham Railway station, although there are no injuries reported. The fire was reported earlier this morning and the station is closed with all train services cancelled.
Jo Johnson, the new Minister of State for Transport, is to visit the station today and he said in a statement:
“This has clearly been a devastating incident and my thoughts are with all those affected. I am grateful for the courage of both the emergency services who tackled this fire and those staff who evacuated the station and kept the public safe. Thankfully it appears that nobody was injured but it is clear that this will have a disruptive effect on passengers who use Nottingham station”.
A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said:
“Our officers have been on the scene at Nottingham railway station all morning supporting Nottinghamshire fire and rescue firefighters as they deal with the large fire. Cordons remain in place around the area with nearby roads closed, and trains are not running. It is likely the station will remain closed all day. Fortunately, we have not had any reports of any injuries as a result of the fire”.