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The historic March station was once an important railway junction, with seven platforms and a number of lines leaving in different directions – it’s fair to say that the railway transformed the fortunes of what was once a tiny Fenland town. Most of those lines have since been closed, and only two platforms are currently in operation, but travellers still get a sense of that history in the station architecture. Today, trains to March include services from Peterborough, Ipswich, Stansted Airport, Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street. The station is to the north of the town centre, with the High Street about a mile away. The walk along Station Road and across the River Nene will take about twenty minutes, and the regular local bus connection takes roughly ten. The market in March takes place each Wednesday and Saturday on Market Place, just off the High Street by the river.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 17:30
Saturday 07:00 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces31
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
cycle stands on each platform
Cycle storage notes<span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="40 sheffield stand spaces and 20 other spaces">40 sheffield stand spaces and 20 other spaces</span>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access to each platform.

Note that there is a stepped footbridge between the platforms. There is aÿlevel crossing but at a short distance.

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains from March station depart for Birmingham, Peterborough, Birmingham and Liverpool from platform 1, and for Stansted and Ipswich from platform 2. The station buildings flank platform 1, and include the ticket office and newsagent, with toilets and waiting rooms off the platform itself. The platforms are linked via a footbridge. For step-free access to platform 2, where there is an additional waiting room, use the entrance from the bowling club car park.

Departures and arrivals from March

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into March station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PeterboroughGreater Anglia13:201Late
to CambridgeCrossCountry13:312On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry13:311On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia14:092On time
to PeterboroughGreater Anglia15:171On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia13:191Late
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry13:312On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry13:311On time
from PeterboroughGreater Anglia14:092On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia15:161On time
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