50 firefighters tackle fire at Nottingham station

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The station was evacuated and no casualties were reported, a spokeswoman for East Midlands ambulance service said.

Sixty firefighters are tackling a "fully developed" blaze on the "main concourse" of Nottingham railway station, where flames have reportedly "spread to the roof".

He said crews were still inside and trying to contain the fire between the new part of the station and the main building, describing the operation as "difficult and protracted".

The tram network has since resumed its service but is not stopping at Nottingham station.

Local MP Robert Jenrick thanked the emergency service workers on social media.

"Cordons remain in place around the area and trains are not running".

Trains from London St Pancras International will terminate at East Midlands Parkway instead of Nottingham.

A HUGE blaze that ripped through Nottingham train station is being treated as arson. Fire officials say the station will likely be closed for the rest of the day.

The railway station was originally built in 1848 and is a landmark, Grade II listed building.

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"It was pretty frightening to see how quickly a fire can grow". Flames were visible on the roof of the station and smoke filled the foyer.

He said many people were left waiting outside the building after being told to leave.

"The smoke was so thick that you could not see in front of you".

The force tweeted: "Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen's Road have been closed".

There have also been reports of 40-minute delays on bus services.

On-demand coach service Sn-ap has spaces available today for commuters travelling to and from the capital and is honouring journeys for customers carrying pre-booked rail tickets.

EMT also Tweeted to say: "We're working with emergency services to open access to the station vehicle park at Nottingham; unfortunately it isn't safe to access at the moment so remains closed".

"People should check before they travel and maybe it would be wise just to think about those alternative arrangements - but we are very optimistic about the level of service we can put on".

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