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The Grade II listed Oakham station is one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian railway architecture. Built in 1847 in the Italianate style, the red-brick dressing, Welsh slate roof and arched windows is a sight to behold, as are the decorative ironwork canopies on both platforms. Before the arrival of rail, the Melton Mowbray and Oakham Canal was the main supplier of goods in and out of the town, but it was bought up and filled in by the Midland Railway to make way for the rail line, which replaced it as the town's key transport hub. Today, the station serves the Birmingham-to-Peterborough Line, with trains from Oakham running regularly to Birmingham, Leicester and Stansted Airport. Oakham's main draw is a number of historical tourist attractions including the 14th-century All Saints' Church, with its piercing spire, and the Norman fort of Oakham Castle with its 12th-century hall. The open-air market every Wednesday and Saturday is also worth a visit. To the west of Oakham lies Rutland Water, one of the world's largest man-made lakes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 15:45:00
  • Saturday open from 07:45:00 until 14:15:00
  • Sunday open from 12:00:00 until 19:00:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check 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
Level access to Peterborough bound platform. Ramp from the road to the Leicester bound platform. Restricted access between the platforms. 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 pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorEMR
Car parking spaces28
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces22
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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

Oakham 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.

Oakham station is accessible from car parks on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket office and on to the canopied platform 1, and the other entrance, from Stamford Road, leads directly on to platform 2. There is ramp access throughout and the platforms are connected via a footbridge. There is covered cycle storage and an enclosed waiting room on platform 1, and bench seating throughout. Taxis pull up near the ticket office on Station Road.

Departures and arrivals from Oakham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Oakham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry19:212On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry19:401On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry20:212On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry20:401On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry21:212On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeCrossCountry19:202On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry19:391On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry20:202On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry20:391On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry21:202On time
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