Greenacres – Leicester North

Model Railway Event 16th - 18th June 2017

The Platform Cafe at Greenacres will be open each day from 10am - 4pm, serving lovely home cooked food.

The cafe is located right out of the station gate, just down the path, through the gates on the left.

Please contact the cafe direct on 01509 633870 for Afternoon Cream Tea or Lunch bookings as spaces are limited.


Thank you


Greenacres is an exciting new development at the Great Central Railway. The railway has taken a lease on a former community centre, situated just seconds from the end of the line at Leicester North station. There are two high quality buildings on site, one has become a new family restaurant ('The Platform'), the second is being developed as a skills training centre which is already being used by apprentices.

It's all set within tranquil green surroundings - though right next to Leicester's inner ring road and is easily reached by turning onto The Sidings (and of course - by a direct train service from Loughborough!) The buildings have commanding views over the city skyline.

The site is close to other great tourist attractions in Leicester including the National Space Centre and The Museum of Technology at Abbey Pumping Station. To find Greenacres, leave Leicester North station via the pedestrian gate, turn right, walk down the hill slightly and turn through the gate on the left.

If you are interested in hiring The Platform, or want to know how the quality office space at Greenacres could help your company, please contact or call
01509 633870 / 07778 512275

Left: The walkway outside the training building and in the distance 'The Platform'. 

The rejuvenation of the Greenacres site is a joint project between The Great Central Railway and Leicester City Council.

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Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Villains and Superheroes
Two steam locomotives in service for our Villains and Superheroes family event.

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