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Market Rasen station opened in 1848, giving the Lincolnshire town a new connection with its neighbours, and with the seaside at Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The historic brick buildings remain in place, although they are no longer used, and there is an attractive wooden shelter still standing on platform 2. Today, trains to Market Rasen travel between Grimsby and Newark (via Lincoln) – but if you’re travelling on a weekend, bear in mind Sunday services on this line are extremely limited. Market Rasen itself is a pleasant town whose heart is to the north of the station, with most shops and other services clustered around Queen Street. Along with bringing greater connections for the people of the town, the railway also helped the growth in popularity of Market Rasen Racecourse, just over a mile to the east of the station. Market Rasen is also a good base for exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whose western boundary is just a few miles away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Market Rasen station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Foot crossing only to Lincoln bound platform, and level access to Grimsby Town platform Category B. This station has a degree of step free access to the platform which may be in both directions or in one direction only - please check for details.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorEMR
Car parking spaces30
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Market Rasen station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Market Rasen is a small station with no ticket office or ticket machines – you’ll need to buy in advance or on the train. The station entrance is alongside the former station buildings in the car park, and leads to platform 1, for trains to Grimsby. Platform 2 is accessed via a barrow crossing (foot crossing only) for trains to Newark and Lincoln. There are shelters on both platforms, and a bike rack outside. The closest bus stop is adjacent to the nearby supermarket.

Departures and arrivals from Market Rasen

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Market Rasen station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway15:12On time
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway15:48On time
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway17:15On time
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway17:48On time
to LeicesterEast Midlands Railway19:13On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway15:12On time
from Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway15:47On time
from Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway17:15On time
from Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway17:48On time
from Grimsby TownEast Midlands Railway19:12On time
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