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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, Loughborough train 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 and is only 10 minutes away from the station.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Loughborough station

Loughborough train station is mainly served by East Midlands Railway trains, which run on the so-called Midland Main Line, going south to London and north to Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Thanks to hourly EMR services, you can easily get to Loughborough from London St Pancras in 1h 46m, from Sheffield in 1h 1m, from Nottingham in 20m, from Leicester in 15m and from Lincoln in 1h 22m.

Loughborough train station departures and arrivals

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

There are three platforms at Loughborough station. 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.

Loughborough train station parking

Loughborough station has a car park adjacent to the ticket gates, with about 180 spaces available for short or long stays.

Step-free access is available not only at the car park but throughout the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Loughborough train station?

Loughborough train station is north-east of the town centre of Loughborough, Leicestershire. Located on the Midland Main Line, it’s 11 miles (179 km) north of London St Pancras station.

Is Loughborough train station open?

Loughborough train 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 Loughborough train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Loughborough 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 Loughborough station.

Are dogs allowed at Loughborough train station?

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

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 NorwichEast Midlands Railway01:101On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway01:331On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway04:352On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway05:012On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway05:112Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway01:091On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway01:321On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway04:342On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway05:002On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway05:102Scheduled
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