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With its sandy-coloured brickwork and peaked canopies, Loughborough station maintains the architecture that was characteristic of Midland Railway, who opened the station in 1872. The town's original station was located a short distance to the south, and was used for the first package tour organised by Thomas Cook, who brought a temperance group to a rally in Loughborough from Leicester in 1841. Today, the station is a stopping point for services between London, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. Visitors can walk into the town centre in about fifteen minutes, or catch the bus that leaves from outside the station on Nottingham Road. An important industrial and manufacturing town in the 19th and 20th centuries, Loughborough is today best known for its university, the town's largest employer and one of the top universities in Great Britain. With an excellent reputation for sport, it was the Olympic training camp for the British and Japanese teams in 2012.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:00
Saturday 06:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:15 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Café Food outlet (Seating unavailable)
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During opening hours
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces180
Carpark charges
Annual£1102.00
Daily£11.50
Monthly£128.00
Off-peak£7.00
Six Monthly£n/a
Three Monthly£358.00
Weekly£40.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces70
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
edge of the car park
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Platform 1 (north)no steps from car park. Platform 2 and Platform 3 are not accessible without the use of the barrow crossing which requires staff assistance.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Platform 1 (towards Sheffield and Nottingham) can be accessed directly via the barriers in the ticket office. Platforms 2 (towards London) and 3 (towards Leicester) can be reached using a footbridge. There are toilets adjacent to platforms 1 and 2, and lifts on the bridge provide step-free access to all platforms. Loughborough station has bicycle racks for 100 bikes and a car park with 180 spaces. The taxi rank is outside the main entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Loughborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Loughborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway15:583On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway16:272On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway16:331On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway16:451On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway16:522On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LincolnEast Midlands Railway15:583On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway16:262On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway16:331On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway16:441On time
from LeicesterEast Midlands Railway16:523On time
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