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A major terminus, Lincoln Central Railway Station serves the city of Lincoln with regular East Midlands and LNER trains for many destinations, including London, Leicester and Peterborough. Trains from Lincoln Central run to Newark North Gate and Leicester via Newark Castle and Nottingham on the Midland Line, to Sheffield via Retford and direct trains to Doncaster on the Doncaster-Lincoln Line, Peterborough via Sleaford on the Peterborough-Lincoln Line, and Grimsby Town via Market Rasen. During the week, there are also direct services to London St Pancras and London Kings Cross.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Lincoln station

Lincoln train station is mainly served by LNER, EMR and Northern trains. LNER trains run from London Kings Cross to Lincoln Central in 1h 55m, while EMR trains cover the routes from Doncaster to Lincoln Central in 1h 2m, Leicester to Lincoln Central in 1h 57m and Peterborough to Lincoln Central in 1h 15m. Finally, Northern trains serve the routes to and from Sheffield.

Lincoln train station arrivals and departures

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

As Lincoln Central has a PlusBus partnership, passengers may purchase tickets from the ticket office or machines for both rail and bus journeys. There is a café located on the concourse with refreshments, waiting rooms with ample seating throughout, toilet facilities, and a number of other amenities for passenger ease and comfort. Train running information is displayed via digital information screens and automated announcements. There is step-free access via lift throughout the whole station.

Lincoln train station parking

Lincoln Central station has two car parks - a long-stay car park, which is located behind platform 1, and another car park, which is near the main entrance and the taxi rank.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Lincoln train station open?

Lincoln 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 Lincoln train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Lincoln train 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 Lincoln.

Are there toilets at Lincoln train station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Lincoln train station.

Are dogs allowed at Lincoln train station?

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

Departures and arrivals from Lincoln

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lincoln station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway20:493AOn time
to CleethorpesEast Midlands Railway21:30On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway21:32On time
to PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway21:37On time
to Newark NorthgateEast Midlands Railway22:33On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeicesterEast Midlands Railway20:345BOn time
from PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway20:373AOn time
from LeicesterEast Midlands Railway21:29On time
from DoncasterEast Midlands Railway21:36On time
from PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway22:15On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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