A New Look for Burton Station
The groundwork has now started and the site is being cleared
Together with East Midlands Railway, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The National Forest, and Burton and South Derbyshire College we are working on improvements to Burton Railway Station with the intention that when completed the Rotary Club and the wider community will adopt the station and maintain the improvements.
Progress so far
- the area at the western end of the station has had an initial clearance;
- Burton Rotary Club has provided two new planters with plants supplied by East Staffordshire Borough Council;
- three students at the Burton and South Derbyshire College have drawn up plans for a sculpture to form part of a new landscaped area at the western end of the station. The sculpture's brief was to recognise the four 'Nationals' in the area, The National Arboretum, The National Football Centre, The National Forest and The National Brewing Centre.
In 2020 the Burton Railway Station Enhancement project was awarded a £33,000 grant from the government Neighbourhood Fund for 2019-2020, administered by East Staffordshire Borough Council, to move to the third and final stage. This involves obtaining all the necessary approvals to carry out the work (such as planning approval, approval of Network Rail and East Midlands Trains), together with quotations for the various elements. The money has to be spent by March 2021. The groundwork contract was placed with Bowmer & Kirkland, who started work in November 2020.
Negotiations have been complicated by a change of franchise in 2019, and the possible re-opening of the Ivanhoe line from Burton to Leicester.