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Nottingham Station has been evacuated this morning and after a fire broke out in a toilet.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 6.25am to reports of a fire in the ladies toilet on a platform.
Crews are still on the scene and the station has been evacuated.
A spokesman for the Fire Services said firefighters are on site working to contain the fire to re-open the station.
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Passengers are being advised not to travel to Nottingham station this morning as trains will be unable to run.
An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “Emergency services have been called to the Nottingham station to deal with a fire. The station has been evacuated and there have been no reports of any injuries to customers or staff. We will continue to assist the emergency services in any way that we can.
“No trains will be stopping at the station until further notice. Our current advice to customers is not to travel to or from Nottingham station this morning."
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “The roads around Nottingham Railway Station have been closed because of a fire at the station.
“Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road have been closed by Nottinghamshire Police while Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and British Transport Police deal with the incident, which was reported at around 6.30am.”
East Midlands Trains said it is unable to provide road transport to/from the station.
All bus stops at Nottingham Station cannot be served due to a fire.
The following train companies will accept East Midlands Trains tickets on their services via any reasonable route:
Virgin Trains East Coast
Commuters are being warned to expect major disruption this morning.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: "Road closures in the surrounding areas means traffic is also very heavy if you’re travelling through Nottingham; allow for extra journey time where possible.
"Traffic is heavier than usual in both directions on London Road and Lower Parliament Street due to the incident at the station."
Traffic monitoring site Inrix is reporting: "Traffic heavier than normal and queueing traffic on A60 London Road in both directions between A60 Lower Parliament Street / A6008 London Road / Pemberton Street / Canal Street and A6008 Queen's Road, congestion on A60 London Road to A6520 Radcliffe Road and on A612 Manvers Street to A6011 Meadow Lane / Moreland Street.
"Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A60 Lower Parliament Street Southbound between A6008 Hockley / Gedling Street and A6008 London Road / A60 London Road / Pemberton Street / Canal Street, congestion on A612 Manvers Street to Southwell Road and on A612 Manvers Street to A6011 Meadow Lane / Moreland Street."
Nottingham City Transport's Navy and Green line services are diverted. Stops on Carrington Street and Arkwright Street are not being served.
NCT is advising passengers to use Collin Street for all buses.
For Navy 1, 3, 48,49 and Green 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10/C/X, 11 NCT is advising passengers to use Collin Street stops. Buses are using Crocus Street and Waterway Street in both directions.
Trentbarton services are also affected
A spokesman for Trentbarton said: “There is no services that will serve Carrington Street until the road re-opens. We have staff on site to assist customers, but please bear with us.”