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Boston station is the only rail hub in the Lincolnshire town and serves around 200,000 passengers each year. It is located just outside the town centre and is less than one mile away from the Blackfriars Theatre, Boston Guildhall and the town's football stadium on York Street. Just to the south of the station is Boston Docks. Trains to Boston operate from Nottingham (via Sleaford) to the west and the seaside resort of Skegness to the north-west. The first railway in the town opened in the 1840s and for a period it was possible to catch a train to Boston from as far away as London. However, since the 1960s the number of operating trains from Boston has fallen due to the opening of new northern line via Doncaster. The outside of the station has retained its Victorian style and features a number of distinctive stone arches.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:40 - 15:20
Saturday 07:40 - 15:20
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

Disabled Assistance at Boston will be provided by train staff.

Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
On platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level to Grantham bound platforms. Footbridge to Skegness bound platform (access to Skegness platform available via ramp and foot crossing at certain times only when staff are available).  Access to platform 2 is via the barrow crossing.  Access to platform 2 from the car park in Asda is by Radar key only.

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

Taxi number displayed on useful information poster

Boston station is pretty small, but still has some handy facilities to make your journey more comfy. The station has waiting rooms that are open from Monday to Saturday, as well as toilets and refreshment facilities. Customer help points are available on platforms 1 and 2. In the event of travel disruption, rail replacement bus services depart from the station approach outside the ticket hall. Boston train timetables are available at the station and on the Trainline app. Step free access is available for disabled customers.

Frequently asked questions

Is Boston train station open?

Boston 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 Boston train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Boston 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 Boston train station.

Are there toilets in Boston train station?

Yes there are toilets available to use at Boston train station.

Are dogs allowed in Boston train station?

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

Departures and arrivals from Boston

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Boston station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway07:192On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:431On time
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway08:202On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway08:511On time
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway09:212On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:012On time
from SkegnessEast Midlands Railway07:431On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway08:192On time
from SkegnessEast Midlands Railway08:511On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway09:202On time
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