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 near the River Trent, Burton is still home to a staggering eight breweries, including famous names such as Marston's and Coors.
Burton-on-Trent is also one of the nearest stations to the beautiful Ashby de la Zouch Castle, a perfect destination if you want to spend a day out with your family. Read our dedicated guide to trains to Ashby de la Zouch Castle for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at 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.