Rail travellers from the East travelling across country are facing severe delays after a fire at Nottingham Station.
Mr Coleman said: "There is smoke damage to the original concourse area of Nottingham station and also smoke damage to the new build section, which went up approximately three to four years ago".
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Coleman said his team was working with colleagues from Network Rail and East Midlands Trains to try to reopen the station, but added that a significant firefighting operation was taking place.
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"You don't think much of it when there's a little bit of smoke and police already there, but then we were evacuated", she said.
The situation is so severe that East Midlands can not yet predict when the station will be up and running again, with trains both in and out of Nottingham cancelled.
"It is anticipated that Nottingham station will not re-open today and we expect trains to be disrupted on all routes through Nottingham for the whole of Friday 12th January". Transport in the area will be severely disrupted, with no services going to or from the station.
"Station Street, Carrington Street and Queen's Road have been closed", Nottinghamshire Police tweeted.
"Please do not travel to Nottingham station this morning as trains will be unable to run and we are unable to provide road transport to/from the station".
The station has been evacuated.