Saturday, 13 January 2018

Travel disruption continues after huge fire at Nottingham train station

Nottingham train station has reopened but disruption continues on several routes following a huge fire which police are treating as arson.
The station reopened at 4.45am but two of its platforms remain closed and facilities are reduced, with no lifts, toilets or step-free access, National Rail Enquiries said.
Stopping trains between London and Nottingham are back to normal, East Midlands Trains has said, but faster services will start and terminate at East Midlands Parkway.

Other affected routes include Nottingham to Worksop, with all services cancelled and a replacement bus service in place.

It is a busy day for the station, with football fans travelling to the city for Nottingham Forest's home fixture against Aston Villa, and Notts County supporters heading northeast for an away match against Lincoln City.

Jake Kelly, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said some "normal facilities" would not be available following "significant damage to the station".

"While we will be able to run many of our normal timetabled services, there will continue to be some disruption in the next few days as a result of the fire," he said.

Alternative plans are in place for several of the rail operator's services.

SKY         News.