East Midlands Trains and Network Rail have been praised by Nottingham City Council for getting Nottingham station back up and running so quickly after Friday’s fire.

All but two of the platforms were reopened early on Saturday morning with all platforms in operation later in the day.

A near normal service is expected to run from the station on Sunday.

Councillor Sally Longford, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, said: ‘It’s such good news that services are now getting back to normal after the fire on Friday.

‘East Midlands Trains and Network Rail have done a fantastic job and I’m sure everyone in the city would want to thank their staff for the huge efforts they have made over the last couple of days.

‘It was a major fire but its impact could have been much worse but for the efforts of the fire service, police and community protection as well as the Council’s traffic management team in keeping Nottingham moving.’

The lifts on platforms 1, 3, 5 and 6 are now in service, temporary station toilet facilities have been arranged and the station car park is open. Three of the four entrances into the station – Carrington Street, Queen’s Road, and Station Street – are also open, along with both overbridges.

Although near full train services are being restored from tomorrow, passengers are advised to check before travel. Full travel information and guidance for passengers is available on the East Midlands Trains website at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.