Serious fire closes Nottingham Station and disrupts travel services across the city

A fire appliance outside Nottingham railway station which has been evacuated and services passing through the station cancelled after a fire broke out. Matthew Vincent  PA Wire

He said: "Unfortunately, the fire is spreading to the roof of the new section of Nottingham train station, and is now travelling along the concourse of the area across the main lines into Nottingham train station".

An officer at the scene told the Notttingham Post that the building is well lit and he has "never seen an incident on this scale".

Fifty firefighters are tackling the blaze, which broke out in the main concourse of the station.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Tweeted: "The cause of this fire has not yet been established - current focus is dealing with the incident and keeping everyone safe".

This is disrupting our trains on the Nottingham/London St Pancras Matlock/Nottingham/Newark, Nottingham/Mansfield/Worksop, Leicester/Lincoln/Grimbsy, Nottingham/Grantham/Skegness and Liverpool/Nottingham/Norwich routes.

About 60 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at Nottingham station.

The blaze, which started just before the morning rush hour, has caused disruption across the local transport networks.

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An EMT spokesman said: "Emergency services have been called to Nottingham station to deal with a fire".

East Midlands Trains warned: "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".

- All trains to and from Nottingham are cancelled until further notice.

Delays are expected to continue throughout the morning.

Queens Road and Carrington Street have been closed in both directions which created heavy traffic on surrounding routes, especially on London Road and Radcliffe Road.

The service added no-one is believed to have been seriously hurt and everyone inside the building has been evacuated from the area accounted for.

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