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Market Harborough train station is located east of the town centre of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, England.

Built by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1850, Market Harborough was once the largest station in the county, acting as a junction for five different directions at the height of its traffic.

Nowadays, while not as busy, the station continues to see its fair share of commuter traffic, with trains to London running every twenty minutes – the fastest journey taking less than an hour.

Despite the original LNWR line closing and an upgrade to the platform building in the 1960s, the station retains some of its historical charm, with the main station building still standing, having been carefully restored in the early 80s.

The town itself sits on the border of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire and was once a busy crossroads for both road and rail. Lying in an area of the Midlands which was once part of Rockingham Forest – a hunting ground for monarchs, including William I – Market Harborough is steeped in medieval history, much of which is still evident today.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 19:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:30:00 until 19:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cafe and vending machine.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Category A station. Step free access is available to both platforms, via the ticket office for platform 1 or the new car park for platform 2. Please check which platform your train is due to depart from before arriving at the station. Services to the north, including Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby normally depart from platform 1. Services to London and stations south of Market Harborough normally depart from platform 2. If you do need assistance to change platforms, we're happy to help. Please speak to a member of staff or use a Help Point in the station.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key. The radar key is available from the Ticket Office.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff available to help 05.15 - 01.00 Mon - Fri 05.15 - 23.50 Sat 07.00 - 00.30 Sun
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces219
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces36
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
rear of booking hall, and Platform 1
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Market Harborough station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Market Harborough station

Market Harborough train station is mainly served by East Midlands Railway trains, which connect the town to London St Pancras, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Direct EMR services bound for Nottingham also connect Market Harborough to Leicester (16m), Loughborough (27m) and Beeston (42m), while those bound for London connect Market Harborough to Kettering (10m), Wellingborough (20m), Bedford (35m) and Luton (50m).

As for the route from Market Harborough to Sheffield (1h 35m), you’ll have to change either at Leicester or Loughborough.

Market Harborough train station arrivals and departures

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

Market Harborough railway station is accessed via Great Bowden Road. The main entrance leads to the station concourse, where you’ll find ticketing facilities, a coffee shop and a baby-changing area.

Doors from the concourse lead to platform 1, with an adjoining subway granting access to platform 2. As well as two waiting rooms, there are toilet facilities and a bike lock-up across the two platforms.

Market Harborough train station parking

Market Harborough station has one car park right outside the main entrance. Step-free access is available not only at the car park but throughout the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Market Harborough train station open?

Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough station.

Are there toilets at Market Harborough train station?

Yes, toilets are available to use at Market Harborough train station.

Are dogs allowed at Market Harborough train station?

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

Departures and arrivals from Market Harborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Market Harborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway11:321On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway11:362Late
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway11:572On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:041On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway12:262On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway11:311On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway11:352Late
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway11:562On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway12:031On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway12:252On time
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