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Burscough Junction Station made Beautiful

Burscough Junction Station made Beautiful by St John’s RC Primary and the Prison and Probation Service

This disused platform at Burscough Junction Station looks fantastic after an extraordinary effort from the Prison and Probation Service Payback of West Lancashire and from the pupils at the local school, St John’s RC Primary.

Not an inch of the disused platform has been overlooked and the hard work completed has made a hugely positive difference to the users of the train station who face onto it.

The support of Payback with the clearing of the vegetation recently will help the school as they return back onto the platform in the New Year to concentrate on looking after the planters and tyres full of flowers as well as showing off the station artwork and bug and bee hotels.

St John’s RC Primary have just received funding from the Small Grant Fund at Community Rail Network to support them in buying tools and plants going forward to improve the disused platform further.

Caroline Holden, Community Rail Development Officer at Community Rail Lancashire said:

“The hard work by Colin and Dhiren’s team at Payback and the pupils at St John’s RC Primary has made a huge difference to Burscough Junction Station and the users. The disused platform is what everyone faces while they’re waiting for their train and it now looks amazing.”

“When I was on the live platform the other day passengers were admiring the
platform work – saying how much of a difference it makes.”

“Thanks to everyone who has put so much effort and hard work into making this platform beautiful again, it’s greatly appreciated by everyone.”