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Opened in 1857, Sleaford station serves the small town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire, twenty miles south of Lincoln, the county's largest station. It's the only station in the region to be served by both north-to-south lines and east-to-west lines, and offers services to Peterborough and Skegness from platform 1, and to Nottingham and Lincoln from platforms 2 and 3. Journeys to Peterborough take about 45 minutes, and journeys to Nottingham about 50. Sleaford's sprawling town centre is to the north of the station - head straight up Southgate, passing the Handley Memorial and crossing the River Slea. It's packed with local and big-name shops, restaurants and cafes. Away from the shops, the market town's most popular attractions are its historical landmarks, including its former mills, many of which are now restaurants; the 12th century St Deny's Church; and the Sleaford Castle ruins, a ten-minute walk west of the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: None
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
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 pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Station access level Easy access to platform 1 (Peterborough/Skegness) bound. Steps and bridge to platforms 2/3 (Lincoln/Nottingham) bound, however at certain times staff can be made available by prior arrangement to assist customers across a foot crossing.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Woodside 01529 304444

Sleaford's compact ticket hall is just off Station Road and has a small waiting area, a ticket counter and ticket machines. It leads directly to platform 1, where you'll find secure bike storage, toilets and bench seating. Access to platforms 2 and 3 is via a stepped footbridge - if you need step-free access, make prior arrangement for a track crossing, which can be done with staff assistance.

Departures and arrivals from Sleaford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sleaford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway11:051On time
to NottinghamEast Midlands Railway11:122On time
to DoncasterEast Midlands Railway11:172On time
to LincolnEast Midlands Railway11:552On time
to SkegnessEast Midlands Railway11:551On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DoncasterEast Midlands Railway11:051On time
from SkegnessEast Midlands Railway11:122On time
from PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway11:162On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway11:521On time
from PeterboroughEast Midlands Railway11:552On time
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