Monday 3 Sep 2018
First stage of completed repairs at Nottingham station ready for passengers
A footbridge, which has been closed since January when a major fire took place at Nottingham station is now open for use.
The fire caused significant damage to the building and Network Rail engineers have been on site since January carrying out repair work.
From today, (Monday, 3 September) station users will have direct access to platform seven from the station concourse, instead of using the footbridge halfway down the platforms. Step free access to platform seven however remains via Queens Road.
Whilst the majority of repairs are now complete, Network Rail engineers will continue to be on site to carry out final work, including to the PA system and to remove hoardings.
It is expected the repaired toilets in the southern concourse, which was where the fire started, will be open again in the next few weeks.
Neil Henry, Head of Operations Delivery for Network Rail, said: “We would like to thank station users at Nottingham for their patience whilst we have been working to restore the facilities at the station following the fire.
“The footbridge is now back open for use and final repair work is ongoing. We appreciate that this work may have impacted upon station users and we have worked closely with East Midlands Trains to keep this to a minimum, including carrying out the majority of repairs overnight.”
Sarah Turner, General Manager at East Midlands Trains, said: "We are pleased to see the first stage of the repairs to Nottingham station completed and we look forward to the rest of the area damaged by the fire reopening in the near future.
“We would like to thank Network Rail and their partners for completing the work and our customers for their patience and understanding."
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