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Get ready for some high-speed action at Donington Park motorsport circuit, located next to the impressive Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. The circuit was originally part of the Donington Hall estate - when it was created during the inter-war years, it was 3,518 metres long, and the same width as a normal road. In 1933, former motorcycle racer Fred Craner built a wider track at a modest cost of £12,000. Despite some early success, the circuit went out of action after it was commandeered by the military during WW2. It wasn't until the 1970s that it reopened, and over the next four decades it steadily grew into one of Britain's premier motorsport venues. Although a popular place for car racing, Donington Park has been dominated by motorcycle racing in recent years. It was the chosen home of the British round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship throughout the 1990s. Today, the circuit is also home to the Donington Historic Festival and the World Superbikes British round.

On the circuit's site, you'll also find the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition, the largest Grand Prix car collection in the world. You might find yourself catching a rock band here too - many musical events have taken place here over the years, including shows by Iron Maiden, Metallica, and AC/DC.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 19:30
Sunday 07:30 - 19:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Food outlet (Seating available)
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorEast Midlands Trains
Car parking spaces850
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£306.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At the front of the station
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 05.30 - 18.00.ÿ

The nearest train station to Donington Park is East Midlands Parkway, a 15-minute taxi ride away. There is no other public transport serving the station. You can find taxis outside the concourse, and taxi numbers are displayed on station information boards. East Midlands Parkway is a well-connected station with trains regularly arriving from London and locations in the north and the midlands. There are also limited local services from Attenborough, Derby and Melton Mowbray.

Departures and arrivals from East Midlands Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into East Midlands Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway07:262On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway07:291On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway07:342On time
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway07:434On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway08:003On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:242On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway07:281On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway07:332On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:434On time
from LeicesterEast Midlands Railway08:003On time
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