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The original station at Burton-on-Trent was opened in 1839 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, it stood for 44 years before being rebuilt a mere 150 yards further south so it could accommodate more traffic. This was not to be the station's last reincarnation, however, as it was rebuilt again in 1971, before undergoing a major redevelopment in 2011, which brought about improved disabled access and a new waiting room. The town of Burton-on-Trent has a long history of beer brewing, and as such, saw a great deal of industrial freight traffic in its early years. Today, though, the station runs several, frequent, cross-country services to Cardiff, Nottingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth and Edinburgh. Situated in the Staffordshire valleys, aside the River Trent, Burton is still home to a staggering eight breweries, including famous names such as Marston's and Coors.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 06:10 - 19:30
Sunday 11:00 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces110
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£n/a
Three Monthly£176.00
Weekly£2 Evening fare (Valid after 1800 until 0230) £21.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces38
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on the platform under the bridge
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Suitable for wheelchair access, lift available, no interchange between platforms 0545-2300 staffed (roadbridge).

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi number displayed on Useful Information Poster.

The station is set across two levels. At ground level is the station concourse, which contains a small shop, and ticket counter, and stairs that lead to the platforms below. Burton-on-Trent is a single-island station, with tracks running either side of the platform: trains to Derby, Nottingham, London, and the North run from platform 1, with services to Tamworth, Birmingham, and the South leaving from platform 2. A single building stands at platform level, housing a small waiting room and toilet facilities.

Frequently asked questions

Is Burton On Trent train station open?

Burton On Trent train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Burton On Trent train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Burton On Trent train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Burton On Trent train station.

Are there toilets in Burton On Trent train station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Burton On Trent train station.

Are dogs allowed in Burton On Trent train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Burton On Trent train station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Burton-on-Trent

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Burton-on-Trent station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NottinghamCrossCountry10:411On time
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry10:522On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry11:201On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry11:212On time
to NewcastleCrossCountry11:281Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry10:401On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry10:522On time
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry11:191On time
from NottinghamCrossCountry11:202On time
from PlymouthCrossCountry11:271Late
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