Arson blamed for damage at Nottingham’s Grade II station

A MAJOR fire that damaged some of the period features at Nottingham station is being treated by the British Transport Police (BTP) as arson.

The fire broke out at around 06.15 on January 12 in a ladies’ toilet in the new southern concourse off Queen Street, close to the multi-storey car park.

Damage to the roof and passenger walkway area near platforms 6 and 7 at Nottingham station. NETWORK RAIL

However, flames quickly spread to roof voids in the main concourse spanning platform 6 and 7, filling the concourse with smoke.

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Passengers were evacuated, and all train and tram services were halted as 60 firefighters tackled the blaze, taking several hours to bring it fully under control. The station did not have a sprinkler system.

Services remained suspended all day, causing widespread disruption, with buses being provided to Derby, East Midlands Parkway and Newark.

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