The new, locally-owned Community Station building at Burnley Manchester Road is nearing completion. See below for the latest photos.
The station building will provide a booking and information office, a ‘coffee cart’ as well as providing a community room (see final photo below to see the room taking shape) which will act as a base for the East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership. The station has been designed to provide an attractive and iconic gateway to the town.
It replaces the former station building, used for many years as a dairy after the station closed in the 1960s, which was purchased by Burnley Borough Council in 2011. With additional funding from Citizens’ Rail and Lancashire County Council this has been replaced by the new building, which will soon be open to passengers.