Major Disruption At Nottingham Due To Fire (12/01)

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  1. duffield

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    Co-op card payments were not working again Friday (14:00ish).
     
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    The station's IT infrastructure is very hit and miss at the moment and running on contingency servers - consequently failures are a regular problem.
     
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    The Nottingham Post is reporting that repairs will be completed by next Monday with the lifts to be replaced by the end of the month instead of the years end as was planned before the fire
    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/repair-work-completed-nottingham-train-19451277

     
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    That's certainly good news.

    Most of it was looking in pretty good shape a few weeks ago.
     
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    I was in there last week and there was a strong smell of fresh paint coming from behind the hoardings so I figured that was a good sign.
     
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    All the hoarding have come down from where you come down from the tram to the main concourse now though the toilets there are still closed.
     
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    I hope the lifts are working by the time I next travel to Nottingham in early October!
     
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  9. LOL The Irony

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    As has the BBC:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-47007334
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49261112

     
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    Long custodial sentence please
     
  12. kevjs

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    'Flaw' in refurbishment of Nottingham Railway Station contributed to the spread of massive fire [Nottingham Post]
     
  13. Bromley boy

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    Quite right.

    As an aside, how on Earth do you start a fire in a public toilet?!
     
  14. A Challenge

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    Presumably a lighter and toilet paper, though it would need to have got quite hot to spread I would think!
     
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    It may have spread up the partition(s) separating the toilet cubicles. Vertical surfaces encourage rapid vertical flame spread, particularly if they can burn themselves. Clearly the flames reached the ceiling and discovered the renovation flaw mentioned in post #372 above. Had the ceiling had a proper 1 hour fire resistance, as I suspect it ought to have had, I doubt very much if the fire would have spread outside the Ladies.
     
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    The P.A system still isn't working properly following the fire though I have a feeling Stagecoach are leaving the repairs for Abellio to deal with, presumably due to the cost.
     
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    I hope that NR can recover a large percentage of their costs from the relevant contractors if they were responsible for the lack of fire resistance in the ceiling.
     
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    Really?
    I get the train to and from Nottingham 5 days per week and I’ve not noticed a problem?
     
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    Platform 7 has no P.A coverage at all (nothing coming out the speakers) and the overall volume is significantly quieter than before, pre-fire.
     
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49330611

     
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    Notts TV Twitter is showing the CCTV footage captured in the station as the fire started
    https://twitter.com/Notts_TV/status/1161270145974788102

    Nottingham Post has some additional details
    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/train-station-arsonist-jailed-25-3202328

     
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    Building work played a part in the fire and there were no smoke alarms in the toilets which is an obvious major safety failure.

    The person convicted however is rightfully in jail as she shouldn't have been using smoking materials in a public building let alone illegal drugs also she shouldn't have placed smouldering materials in a trash can. It was not intentional but reckless.
     
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