A project to improve the area outside Long Eaton train station and make it a landmark site to promote the town and its heritage is now underway. Erewash Borough Council is working in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, East Midlands Trains and Long Eaton Chamber of Trade on the scheme, which should be completed during the summer.Containers of evergreen planting, seating and a new ‘Welcome to Long Eaton’ board will be added to the area immediately outside the station, while the car park will have an improved layout and extra ticket machine installed. The project will also see the adjacent pavement resurfaced, artificial turf added to the traffic island and ornamental planting in a new bed outside the station entrance. Councillor Michael Powell, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:
“There has been great support from traders and residents to use the station as a ‘Gateway to Long Eaton’ site – a place to promote the town and signpost visitors to the town centre. We are delighted to have invested in this project and to be working in partnership to carry out these improvements, which support our wider commitment to regenerating our town centres.”
Improvements to the station building will be carried out and colourful planters added to the platforms which will promote Long Eaton’s worldwide renown as the UK centre of quality upholstery manufacture.