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Station meeting with East Midlands Trains


Monday 12th February 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Station meeting with East Midlands Trains

Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths and top local councillors are due to meet East Midlands Trains to call for urgent improvements to Burton train station.

Mr Griffiths has arranged to meet representatives from East Midlands Trains on Friday 16th February, along with East Staffordshire Borough Council Leader Cllr Richard Grosvenor, Deputy Leader Cllr Jacqui Jones, and Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member Cllr Mark Winnington.

The meeting comes after a previous meeting Mr Griffiths had organised with the Rail Minister where they raised the state of the station, and called for East Midlands Trains not to receive the next franchise for rail services in the region until they commit to improving Burton’s station.

Mr Griffiths has been campaigning for improved facilities for all who use Burton station, and a better first impression to the town for visitors who arrive by train.

East Midlands Trains operates Burton station, as well as running the train line from Derby to London, and between Derby and Crewe, which calls at Uttoxeter and Tutbury.

Andrew said: “We all know that Burton’s station is in dire need of improvement, and following our meeting with the Rail Minister last year, we are now going to put the case strongly to East Midlands Trains.  There needs to be serious improvements to the facilities and the look of the station, and East Midlands Trains should not be granted the next franchise for services unless they commit to completing these works urgently.”

 

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