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Luton’s Midland Road station arrived in 1867, built by what was then the Midland Railway to serve a population that had exploded in the 19th century – thanks largely to the town’s thriving hatmaking and newspaper printing industries. At the turn of the 20th century, engineering and manufacturing came to dominate, with Vauxhall Motors opening up a plant in 1905. While the products changed, the growth continued – Luton station was completely rebuilt in 1937, and got a new fourth platform in 1960, followed by a fifth in the 1980s. Luton station is situated close to the River Lea in the heart of Luton, a short walk from the town’s The Mall shopping centre, the Hat Factory arts venue and St Mary’s, the town’s striking medieval church. To the north and west of the station are the Moor, the People’s Park and Popes Meadow, all of which are remnants of the Great Moor, the public land through which Luton station and the Midland line were built.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 21:45
Saturday 05:45 - 22:00
Sunday 06:45 - 21:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
ATM located in station entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Road
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces562
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£230.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces62
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
front Platform 5, rear Platform 1
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Lifts from street level (near bus station) to public overbridge allowing step free access to ticket hall. Level access from Hightown area. Footbridge with stairs to all platforms.

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

Accessible taxis are available

Luton station has two ticket halls, one at ground level and one on a bridge that spans the station’s five platforms. Platform five can be accessed directly from the lower ticket hall. Platforms one to four are accessed via footbridges from the upper ticket hall. Automated ticket gates are in operation in both ticket halls,. Southbound trains depart from platforms 1, 2 and 4, and northbound trains from platforms 3 and 5.

Departures and arrivals from Luton

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London BlackfriarsThameslink10:301On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway10:341On time
to BrightonThameslink10:441On time
to BedfordThameslink10:483Late
to Sutton (London)Thameslink10:482On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London St Pancras InternationalThameslink10:222On time
from BedfordThameslink10:291On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway10:331On time
from BedfordThameslink10:431On time
from BrightonThameslink10:473Late

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