Notts MP Tweets pictures of reopened train station following suspected arson attack

Platforms six and seven are still closed off (Picture: @LilianGreenwood)

Nottingham South MP for Labour Lilian Greenwood has Tweeted pictures of what the train station looks like following the suspected arson attack.

Videos and pictures showed a significant blaze in the main concourse of the building when the fire began and smoke billowing from the roof.

Smoke damage at the station (Picture: @LilianGreenwood)

The fire began at around 6.30am on Friday (January 12) in a toilet.

All entrances to Nottingham train station have reopened with five platforms in use with a reduced service.

Platforms six and seven are closed following the serious station fire which British Transport Police and Notts Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Investigation Team are investigating as arson.

Part of Nottingham train station remains inaccessible (Picture: @LilianGreenwood)

Lilian Greenwood Tweeted to say: “Incredible clean up work undertaken overnight.

“Relieved that damage not worse – thank you @nottsfire.”

National Rail Tweeted at 4.48am this morning (Saturday January 13) to say there would be a reduced service and station facilities until at least the end of the day.

National Rail also said: “The station has reduced facilities, including no lifts, no step free access and no toilet facilities.

“Customers travelling to and from Nottingham who require assistance are advised to speak to station staff, or on-board train staff, for further advice.”

East Midlands Trains (EMT) and CrossCountry have mutual ticket acceptance in place for the day on any reasonable route.

The new Minister for Transport Jo Johnson visited the station yesterday to ‘see the damage to the historic station and thank emergency for their work’.

Video: Notts TV reporter Danielle Hall at the scene of the Nottingham station fire yesterday

He Tweeted: “Congratulated emergency services on their great work keeping public safe and controlling the serious fire at #Nottingham station.

“Heartening to hear Network Rail’s plans to get much of the station back in action ASAP.”

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 85 of January 12.