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Trains to East Midlands Parkway

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 otherwise remote stop. East Midlands Parkway provides access to the Midland Main Line for commuters in local villages, providing them with fast services to Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, as well as down to London St Pancras - the journey to the capital takes about 90 minutes. East Midlands Parkway is also 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. Just west of the airport is the area's other main attraction: the Donington Park racetrack, a hugely popular motorsport circuit that also hosts major music events.

With flights to many European destinations, including the Canary Islands, East Midlands Airport has become a popular choice for travellers from both Britain’s East Midlands and further afield. Many travellers choose to take the train there, to save on both money and time.

Find out more about trains to East Midlands Airport

Station details & facilities

As you'd expect from its location, East Midlands Parkway has extensive parking facilities. 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 leads to the other three platforms. Trains to London usually depart from platform 2, and trains to Sheffield and Nottingham from platform 1. There is an hourly minibus service from outside the station to East Midlands Airport.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 19:30
    Sunday 07:30 - 19:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0115 957 6525


  • First Class Lounge description :

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

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Food outlet (Seating available)
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :


  • Wifi available :
  • Web kiosk : False


  • ATM available :


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : East Midlands Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 850
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£306.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 20
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : At the front of the station


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to East Midlands Parkway


off A453, near Ratcliffe-on-Soar, NG11 0EE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 19:30
Sunday 07:30 - 19:30

Useful links when visiting East Midlands Parkway by train