Improvement work at Burnley rail station to start

GREEN LIGHT: The visualisation of the new Manchester Road Railway Station (s)
GREEN LIGHT: The visualisation of the new Manchester Road Railway Station (s)

Work to transform Manchester Road train station in Burnley is due to get under way this week.

Council bosses said the new station will create a modern look and accommodate increased numbers of passengers.

Coun. Shah Hussain, Executive member for regeneration and economic development, said: “With work starting on site on the construction of the new Manchester Road railway station to accommodate the planned growth of rail passengers with a modern welcoming station, we are at the start of what will be a new and more prosperous time for Burnley.”