Nottingham train station partially reopens after devastating fire

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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.

It says some disruption will continue as a result of the fire and passengers are advised to check the latest travel information before starting out on their journeys. The side entrance is open for passengers.

Services running again after fire at Nottingham train station: Live updates

Platforms 1 to 5 are open, but 6 and 7 remain closed.

The following train plans are in place:

  • 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.

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Fire at Nottingham railway station

The fire damage to some parts of the station means there will be reduced facilities at Nottingham station. Special queuing arrangements will also be in place to ensure passengers can enter the station and access platforms safely.

Toilet facilities are not available and the station lifts are not working. There will be no step free access available at the station. Customers travelling to / from Nottingham who require step free access should speak to station or on board staff regarding alternative travel arrangements.

Some exits are also unavailable to use. The station car park is now open. Ticket Vending

Machines will be out of use, as will the ticket booking office. Anyone collecting tickets may do so at an alternative station.

The fire is being treated as arson.