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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:
  • Monday to Saturday open from 07:40:00 until 15:20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
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.
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark operatorEMR
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
On platform 1
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Boston station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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 Railway06:151Scheduled
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway06:202Scheduled
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway07:202Scheduled
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway07:461Scheduled
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway08:192Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:082Scheduled
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:451Scheduled
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway08:182Scheduled
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway08:491Scheduled
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway09:062Scheduled
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