Scotsman opens Britain’s newest station

THE newest station in the heritage sector has been officially opened by A3 Pacific No. 60103 Flying Scotsman.

Flying Scotsman at Bury after arriving back on the East Lancashire Railway. ELR
Flying Scotsman at Bury after arriving back on the East Lancashire Railway. ELR

On Thursday, October 13, the locomotive headed a VIP special which departed the East Lancashire Railway’s Bury (Bolton Street) station for the new Burrs Country Park halt.

There, the Mayor of Bury, Coun Mike Connolly, officially opened the station, the seventh on the heritage line. He spoke about what the new station means for both the railway and the locality.

The park currently attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year and this figure is expected to increase following the opening of the new station, which is the centrepiece of Bury Council’s Burrs Country Park Development Strategy 2015-2029.

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