Nottingham City Council has been working with partners in the emergency services to respond to the impact of a large fire which broke out at the train station this morning.
The fire prevented train and tram services from running and caused some disruption on the roads, including the closure of roads around the station. Advice remains to avoid the station area.
Officers at the council’s traffic control centre re-phased lights to help the traffic flow, which eased congestion during the morning. Community Protection Officers have been on patrol and providing reassurance and support to people trying move around the city.
By late morning the travel situation was close to normal, with tram services resuming operation between Hucknall / Phoenix Park down to Old Market Square, but none running below the square. However, fire crews are continuing to tackle the fire and East Midlands Trains is currently not expecting any train services to operate today, with replacement bus services in place. Some local bus services have also been affected.
Watch Councillor Sally Longford’s statement from the Traffic Control Centre here:
Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, Councillor Sally Longford, said: “This was a large fire at the train station, with thankfully nobody believed to be injured, but causing disruption to train services and elsewhere around the city. We’re working closely with the emergency services to minimise the impact of this incident and I’m grateful to them and our staff in the traffic control centre and Community Protection Officers for their efforts.
“We are now turning our attention to the evening rush hour and will continue to get messages out so that people are aware of the latest situation and can make the best decision about how to get home.”
There will be regular travel updates on @MyNottingham, @Transport_Nottm, @NottmTravelwise and through local transport operators.