Station to undergo ‘spruce up’

A train leaves on the south bound track.
A train leaves on the south bound track.
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Plans to make the area around Long Eaton Railway Station more welcoming and promote it as the main gateway for visitors to the town look set to get the green light.

Erewash borough councillors meet today and have been recommended to approve £22,000 for environmental improvements at the site.

The proposal follows a consultation during the summer when residents and members of Long Eaton Chamber of Trade were able to give their views on the plans.

A key aim of the proposed project is to make the station a suitable ‘gateway’ to Long Eaton. It would include a new flower bed next to the road, a notice board and interpretation panel, landscaping to the front, new seating and a mural on the toilet block.

Councillor Geoffrey Smith said:“There was great support for the idea of promoting Long Eaton - while signposting visitors to the town centre and shops supports our wide-ranging regeneration initiative.”