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Normal train service to Lincolnshire after Nottingham station fire

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Trains will be running to and from Nottingham as normal today, just three days after a huge fire at the city’s railway station.

The station was closed on Friday, January 12, with dozens of firefighters scrambled to the scene after the fire broke out at around 6.30am.

Police are treating the fire as arson.

All platforms have now been reopened at the station and there is lift access to platforms 1-6 and step free access to platform 7 via the Queens Road entrance.

The information screens are now back up and running on the platforms and teams will remain on site to sell tickets for travel on the day. As the ticket office remains closed due to extensive fire damage, customers looking to buy tickets for future travel are advised to book via the East Midlands Trains website.

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from any East Midlands Trains or other train operator stations or for anyone unable to do this, booking reference numbers will be accepted by East Midlands.

Jake Kelly, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: “We are pleased to have been able to resume our full train service so quickly. This is tribute to the huge amount of work carried out by East Midlands Trains staff as well as colleagues in Network Rail.

“We are continuing to have a great amount of support from the emergency services and our contractors and I know that people have been pleasantly surprised by how quickly we have managed to get the station back up and running.

“I personally have been heartened by the kind words of support from the local communities, our stakeholders and our customers. I remain incredibly proud of the team effort everybody in the city and the wider region has displayed over the past three days.

“We are continuing to work with Network Rail to determine the precise level and detail of repair work needed at the station and we will keep customers updated as soon as we have further information.”