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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: None
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 12:45
Saturday 07:45 - 14:10
Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces28
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces22
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Peterborough bound platform. Ramp from the road to the Leicester bound platform. Restricted access between the platforms. Limited assistance is available.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Taxi number displayed on useful information poster.

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

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry13:212On time
to Stansted AirportCrossCountry14:051Late
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry14:212On time
to CambridgeCrossCountry14:461On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry16:212On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stansted AirportCrossCountry13:202On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry14:041Late
from CambridgeCrossCountry14:202On time
from Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry14:451On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry16:202On time
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