Commuters are facing widespread disruption after a huge fire broke out at Nottingham railway station.
Fire and smoke have been spotted in the station’s foyer. The building has been completely evacuated and trains have been stopped from entering or leaving the platforms.
Emergency services have been tackling the blaze since around 6.30am. Around 50 firefighters and 10 fire crews are at the scene.
East Midlands Ambulance service confirmed there had been no reported injuries or causalities.
The fire has sparked huge disruption around the station’s building and across the city centre.
People have been advised to avoid the area by Nottinghamshire Police and warned no trains will run today.
Commuters were seen watching the fire from behind a cordon which has been put in place just outside the station.
An eyewitness said that she saw smoke coming from a toilet at the station’s car park.
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Huge plumes of smog have been seen coming out of the Nottingham train station as commuters look on
Sarah McMullan told the BBC: ‘You don’t think much of it when there’s a little bit of smoke and police already there, but then we were evacuated.
‘It was pretty frightening to see how quickly a fire can grow. You can see billowing smoke and flames above the roof on the far side.’
Dr Remigius Llione, 49, said: ‘I drove into the car park and I could already hear the fire alarm.
‘The smoke was so thick that you could not see in front of you.’
One eyewitness said that she saw smoke coming from a toilet in the station’s car park
The fire service tweeted: ‘The incident at #NottinghamTrainStation is now a large incident with eight appliances in attendance.
‘Crews working hard on the scene to resolve this incident – thank you for your patience!’
An East Midlands Ambulance service spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware of the incident and, at the minute, there are no reported casualties.
‘We have a clinical manager and specialist paramedics at the scene.’
Rail companies have tweeted to warn commuters that a number of their services have been disrupted by the fire.
CrossCountry Trains added: ‘Due to a fire at Nottingham station, our trains cannot run between Derby & Nottingham. We are trying to source alternative transport at present.’
National Rail has tweeted to inform passengers of alternative routes following the fire at Nottingham train station
Around 50 firefighters and 10 fire crews are at Nottingham train station to put out the blaze
Nottingham train station has been completely evacuated and trains have been stopped from entering or leaving the platforms
East Midlands Trains tweeted: ‘Please do not travel to Nottingham station this morning as trains will be unable to run and we are unable to provide road transport to/from the station.
An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: ‘Emergency services have been called to 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.
‘Passengers are advised to check www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk for the latest travel information.’