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Trains to Retford

Retford station serves the small market town of Retford in Nottinghamshire. The station lies on the East Coast Main Line and runs regular services to London Kings Cross, Sheffield and Lincoln – and it was once very popular among train spotters, as it offered the opportunity to view legendary locomotives such as the Flying Scotsman. Its history of rail fandom is still celebrated to this day, with the Bassetlaw Railway Society club room, adjacent to the station, displaying a wide array of local railway memorabilia. Situated in a valley between the River Idle and the Chesterfield Canal, the town of Retford has an elegant centre that was visited, and highly praised, by travel author Bill Bryson. He wrote in the best-selling Notes from a Small Island that Retford is "…a delightful and charming place… its centrepiece is an exceptionally large and handsome market square lined with a picturesque jumble of noble Georgian buildings".

Station details & facilities

Retford Station has four platforms. Platforms 1 (towards London) is adjacent to the ticket hall, and platform 2 (towards Bradford, Skipton and Hull) can be reached via a subway and lifts. Platforms 3 and 4 serve the Sheffield to Lincoln line, and can be reached from the far end of platform 1 – they are several minutes’ walk from the station entrance, so allow plenty of time. The ticket hall houses a manned ticket counter and ticket machines.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:35 - 18:00
    Saturday 05:35 - 16:10
    Sunday 08:20 - 16:10
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 01302 362175


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Station Buffet notes : Costa Coffee, Platform 1
  • Customer Service Notes :

    We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains East Coast
  • Car parking spaces : 85
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£280.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 38
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : north end of Platform 1


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Escorted lift access (staff assistance required). Ticket Office step free, car park some kerb obstacles on route to station that would require some staff attention. Barrow crossing in operation on the low level platform.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Advance booking is advisable.

Trains to Retford


Station Road, Retford, DN22 7DE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:35 - 18:00
Saturday 05:35 - 16:10
Sunday 08:20 - 16:10