Nottingham train station is fully open (but engineering works mean there are buses on some services)

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Trains will be running as normal from Nottingham train station today, Sunday, January 14.

All seven platforms are now open following the major fire on Friday.

However, planned engineering works mean there is a significantly disrupted service.

On the main line to London St Pancras, replacement buses will operate between Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway.

Nottingham train station fire: How events unfolded over the course of a dramatic day and a half

On the Nottingham / Derby / Matlock service, trains will only operate between Derby and Matlock, with replacement buses between Nottingham and Derby.

And there are also disruptions on the Nottingham to Lincoln service, click here for details.

East Midlands Trains Tweeted on Saturday evening to let its passengers know that a normal train service will go ahead on Sunday.

A firefighter pictured on damaged roof at Nottingham Station. Picture by Joseph Raynor

Information screens are not yet in use as a result of IT system issues following the fire and there are limited ticket facilities at the station as the ticket office remains closed.

However, staff are on site to sell tickets, as well as to provide information and advice to passengers.

Structural engineers are on site trying to get a clearer picture of what will need to be done to repair the fire damaged areas. It is likely to be Monday before any more details about the time involved will emerge.

A train leaving the station this morning

A train leaving the station this morning

Jake Kelly, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: “Getting the station open has been a great team effort, involving not just our own staff, but also Network Rail, contractors and the emergency services. The positive response of passengers and local people also shows just how valued the station is in the community.

“Today’s (Saturday's) train services have run very well and the clean-up operation in the parts of the station we have open has been really impressive in view of the short time since the fire was put out. We will be working hard in the days ahead to restore more station facilities.

There are no electronic displays, after the communications room was damaged

There are no electronic displays, after the communications room was damaged

“We are very pleased to be running a near full service from Sunday into the start of the working week on Monday. Even so, we would still advise passengers to check before they travel and also allow a little more time for their journeys.”

The fire is believed to have started in a toilet near the main entrance before spreading through the roof space in what fire officers have called the most complex blaze they have seen in over 20 years.

The Grade II* listed part of the building, built in 1848, was left unscathed with damage mostly confined to the areas extended four years ago in a £50m refit.