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A major terminus, Lincoln Central Railway Station serves the city of Lincoln with regular East Midlands Trains for many destinations as well as select Northern and Avanti West Coast services. 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.

As Lincoln Central has a PlusBus partnership, passengers may purchase tickets from the ticket office or machines good for both rail and bus journeys. A station car park is situated behind platform 1. 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 via lift throughout the whole station.

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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

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Departures and arrivals from Lincoln Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lincoln Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway05:265AOn time
to Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway05:571On time
to SleafordEast Midlands Railway06:171On time
to SheffieldNorthern06:435AOn time
to Newark North GateEast Midlands Railway06:553AOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CleethorpesEast Midlands Railway06:523AOn time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:023On time
from SheffieldNorthern07:075AOn time
from SleafordEast Midlands Railway07:254AOn time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway07:564On time
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