An area of York Station is closed to the public after glass started falling from the roof.
Some of the staircase and an area of Platform 5 is taped off today (Thursday). The Potions Express kiosk is closed and out of bounds.
Co-owner of the kiosk, Phil Pinder, said the problem appears to have been caused by the recent storms.
“Storm Corrie, I believe, has lifted some of the glass panels in the main roof of the train station, and caused them to crack,” he told YorkMix.
“Over the last 24 hours they’ve started to drop little bits of glass onto the platform. So it’s a bigger problem than they first thought.”
Phil admitted it was a blow that the kiosk had been forced to close, only ten days after it opened.
He has been talking to LNER, the train station which runs York Station. LNER are trying to “alleviate the problem with new glass panels going in on Tuesday next week,” Phil said.
An LNER spokesperson said: “Recent extreme weather conditions have led to damage to part of the roof at York Station.
“Safety remains our top priority therefore we have cordoned off a small area of the concourse while we work with Network Rail to urgently manage repairs to the roof.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of the damage.”
They added: “We are aware the damage to the roof has resulted in the temporary closure of Potions Express. We are in discussions on how we can support them at this time.”