Nottingham Train Station Fire: How Events Unfolded Over The Course Of A Dramatic Day And A Half

The team which helps to keep Nottingham’s roads running smoothly said the fire at Nottingham railway station was “one of the biggest incidents” they have faced, affecting all modes of transport across the city.

Paul Boulton, right, and Andy Poxon, left, from the city's traffic control room
Paul Boulton, right, and Andy Poxon, left, from the city's traffic control room

After Arkwright Street, Carrington Street and Queen’s Road were closed following the outbreak of the fire, officers at Nottingham City Council’s control centre re-phased lights to help traffic flow.

Paul Boulton, head of traffic at Nottingham City Council, said the incident affected all modes of transport in the city, as roads were closed, trams ceased running and buses were diverted.

He said: “We have people on the control desk maintaining the cameras and equipment to keep traffic moving and people who go to the site.

“It affected literally everything apart from cycling. It could not have been worse in that sense.

“The important thing is using a multi-agency approach. Working very closely with the police, fire, East Midlands Trains and the Environment Agency.

“There could not have been a bigger test in terms of our resilience than what happened today. It affected all modes of transport and it has taken a multi-agency response to deal with.

“It is a testament to us that there were delays but they were reasonable. We have been able to take measures quite early to manage the rush hour.

“The public transport is running again which should make it better. However people can expect some delays.”

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Source : http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/nottingham-train-station-fire-open-1047660

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Nottingham Train Station Fire: How Events Unfolded Over The Course Of A Dramatic Day And A Half

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