The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track mainline heritage railway.Its southern terminus is on the northern outskirts of Leicester at
Birstal where a new station was built in the 1980s. The building was erected in the late 1990s and as funds permit is being developed in the style of a Great Central Railway station. In
2008 Able Engineering won the contract to fabricate and erect the station canopy support steelwork. Site erection commenced on the 5th January 2009. The Great Central Railway provided
craneage and slinging.
On the 6th August 2009 the station was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Leicester and the Mayor of Charnwood.