Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and British Transport Police Nottingham have been honoured by East Midlands Trains, in recognition of their swift emergency response to a significant fire that broke out on Nottingham station concourse on January 12 (RAIL 845).
The station’s operator unveiled two nameplates on its High Speed Train power car 43467, at a special train naming ceremony held on February 12.
Representatives from a range of organisations that provided support to EMT during the fire were invited - including East Midlands Ambulance Service, which attended the incident in case of any injuries (although none would arise following a rapid evacuation).
Nottingham City Council helped enforce road closures around the station, while BTP and Nottingham Police co-ordinated the emergency services - including the 60 firefighters who battled for 12 hours to extinguish the blaze, successfully protecting much of the Grade 2-listed building from being extensively damaged.
Network Rail staff and contractors were also invited to the ceremony, having helped to reopen much of the station less than 24 hours later.
- For the full story, read RAIL 847, published on February 28, and available digitally on iPad and Android from February 24.
- For EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes images of the Nottingham fire aftermath, read RAIL 845, available digitally on iPad and Android.