I am pleased to announce a deal to build a new, unmanned, station in the heart of the Burrs Country Park has been finalised. We have entered into a partnership agreement with a local Bury company Cheetham Hill Construction.
I want to pay tribute to CHC as they have been hugely instrumental in helping us in making the whole project affordable. Here I am, with the signed contract and pictured with Howard Chamberlain, Owner and MD of CHC and a local Bury lad.
I understand plans for a new station were first discussed as far back as 2004. Some 12 years later we are ready to start on site to construct a five carriage platform commencing in early June and will take around 8 weeks. We will also be constructing a shelter in the style of the old Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.
I also want to thank Bury Council and the Caravan Club both of who have made significant financial contributions supported by a further contribution from the Friends of Burrs.
The construction of the station will make it possible for visitors to Burrs to arrive by train for the first time and allow holiday makers staying at the Caravan Park to access the railway right on their doorstep.
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