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East Midlands Parkway is located near the village of Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire.

Cooling towers may not be to everyone's taste, but it's hard to deny the impact of the eight huge ones that loom over East Midlands Parkway's platforms. They're part of Ratcliffe Power Station, and while they're hard to miss, they're not the main reason passengers come to this station.

The hugely popular Donington Park motor racing circuit is also nearby, which makes East Midlands Parkway the perfect stop for motorcycle fans.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 19:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cafe and vending machine.
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Category A station. This station has step free access to all platforms.
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets and National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse. All the toilets are open and a radar key is not required to operate these toilets.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
04.40 - 01.45 Monday to Friday 05.15 - 01.00 Saturday 06.30 - 01.20 Sunday
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorEMR
Car parking spaces850
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At the front of the station
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

East Midlands Parkway station is served exclusively by the following cab firm: Elite (01332 581581).

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

Trains to East Midlands Parkway

East Midlands Parkway is mainly served by East Midland Railway trains, which provide access to the Midland Main Line for commuters in local villages, and run to Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, as well as down to London St Pancras - the journey from East Midlands Parkway to London takes about 1h 45m.

East Midlands Parkway to East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Parkway is the nearest station to East Midlands Airport, a hub for several low-cost and regional airlines. It serves around four million passengers a year, offering mostly domestic and short-haul flights.

You can connect at East Midlands Parkway station from any city within or outside the East Midlands region and take the hourly minibus service from outside the station to East Midlands Airport. Find out more about trains to East Midlands Airport.

East Midlands Parkway arrivals and departures

Want to know when your next train from/to East Midlands Parkway station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from East Midlands Parkway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into East Midlands Parkway.

East Midlands Parkway station has four platforms. There are several ticket desks and machines inside the concourse, plus toilets and a waiting room. Outside is platform 1, and a footbridge with lifts leading to the other three platforms. Trains to London usually depart from platform 2, and trains to Sheffield and Nottingham from platform 1.

East Midlands Parkway parking

As you'd expect from its location, East Midlands Parkway has extensive parking facilities. Two areas are available for car parking, each of which has step-free access to enter the station. Wheelchair users may require assistance for using car park equipment at the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is East Midlands Parkway station open?

East Midlands Parkway station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The railway 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 East Midlands Parkway station?

Trains arrive into and depart from East Midlands Parkway station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from East Midlands Parkway station.

Is East Midlands Parkway near the airport?

Yes, East Midlands Parkway is the nearest station to East Midlands Airport – it's about 5 miles away. From the station, you can take one of the minibus services getting to the airport every hour throughout the day.

Are dogs allowed at East Midlands Parkway station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at East Midlands Parkway station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

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 SheffieldEast Midlands Railway12:252On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway12:381Late
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway12:454Late
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway12:452On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway12:541On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:242On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:371Late
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:434On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:442On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:531On time
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