We are very pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted to build a station and car park at the Mountsorrel end of the branch line.
"Mountsorrel Halt" will be a simple 50m long platform built into the
base of the cutting next to the bridge at Bond Lane. The platform will
be constructed from concrete blocks faced with Mountsorrel Granite.
There will be a disability accessible friendly access path running up
the cutting side where there will be a small car park and tractor trailer turning area in the corner of the field.
The halt will allow passengers to join and leave the trains at
Mountsorrel where we intend to link up with Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum, via their existing tractor trailer rides that already run along Bond Lane.
We are grateful for assistance from Charnwood Borough Council's
planning, environmental and ecology departments, for their help and
advice to ensure that the scheme complements and minimizes the impact on
this very pretty part of Leicestershire.
It is hoped to start work on the new station as soon as is practically possible with completion later this year.
Our aim is to use local contractors to construct the station where ever possible. If you are a local building contractor who would be interested
then please get in touch by email with project leader Steve Cramp.
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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see: http://heritage-centre.co.uk/