In November 2015 the Trust published a report on the future of Bury St Edmunds Railway Station. Its purpose was to explain the urgent need, in combination with undertaking long neglected essential repairs, to take a holistic approach to resolving the many problems connected with this fine Grade II listed building, which is on the Victorian Society’s national top 60 Schedule of Notable Stations.

The report was sent to the Secretary of State for Transport drawing his attention to the need to ensure that the winner of the then forthcoming 2016 East Anglia Rail Franchise was given the necessary resources to complete the essential repair work and service enhancement.

The Trust is currently actively working (January 2018) with interested parties to put in place a full repair and maintenance programme and provide a fitting entrance to the town for a station with an annual footfall of more than 600,000.

This project has taken on enhanced importance given the St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s current preparation (March 2017) of a Town Centre Masterplan. (see next item).

Railway Station Bury St Edmunds Past & Present Society.
Reproduced by permission of Bury St Edmunds Past & Present Society.