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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:
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

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 DerbyEast Midlands Railway23:171Late
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway23:222On time
to DerbyEast Midlands Railway23:28Scheduled
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway23:503On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway00:021On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway23:161Late
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway23:222On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway23:27Scheduled
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway23:493On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway00:011On time
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