Station flood causes chaos

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COMMUTERS travelling through Sheffield station were faced with closed ticket offices after a burst water main flooded the building.

Extra staff were brought in to sell tickets using mobile machines usually used by train conductors.

Some toilets were closed after the flood yesterday morning.

Yorkshire Water isolated the water supply and used pumping equipment to clear several areas of water.

A spokesman for East Midlands Trains, which runs the station, said: “The station is open for business and there is full access to trains, however the facilities available to customers are restricted.

“The travel centre is closed until further notice due to significant water damage and the ticket vending machines are currently not in operation.

“Shops and retail outlets are open in the concourse, although they are unable to supply hot drinks.

“Toilet facilities remain available at the station, although some are closed due to no water supply and we are sourcing additional portable toilets.

“We are pulling out all the stops to resolve the problem.”