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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

Ticket Office opening hours: Summer Mon - Sat 05:45 to 19.30 Winter Mon - Sat 05:25 to 19:30 Summer Sundays - 11:00 to 21:10 Winter Sundays - 12:30 to 20:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:25 - 19:30
Saturday 05:25 - 19:30
Sunday 12:30 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces138
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£196.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 3
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Suitable means of access to and between platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

all cabs on station rank are wheelchair accessible

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 Railway21:034AOn time
to SheffieldNorthern21:205AOn time
to Newark North GateEast Midlands Railway21:265BOn time
to SheffieldNorthern21:515AOn time
to Newark North GateEast Midlands Railway22:304AOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern20:485AOn time
from Newark North GateEast Midlands Railway20:514AOn time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway21:194AOn time
from SheffieldNorthern21:385AOn time
from Newark North GateLondon North Eastern Railway21:45On time
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