Nottingham train station blaze treated as arson

 

A devastating fire has ripped through Nottingham train station, with at least 10 fire crews and 50 firefighters called to tackle the blaze, which police say is being treated as arson.

Passengers have been evacuated and a cordon has been put in place outside the building and around Carrington Street.

According to reports no one has been identified as injured so far. However all services, including trains to London St Pancras, Liverpool, Leicester and Norwich, have been disrupted.

The fire broke out at about 6:30am this morning. Trains have been stopped from entering and leaving all platforms. Services are being terminated at Derby.

East Midlands trains said: 'It is anticipated that Nottingham station will not re-open today and we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham.

'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 are unable to travel you may claim a refund on your ticket.'

Police in Nottingham said Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen's Road have been closed and 'transport in the area will be severely disrupted'.

The station has recently undergone a £50m redevelopment.

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