Trains to Loughborough

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Loughborough is a town in the Charnwood Borough of Leicestershire, England. It became an important industrial and manufacturing town in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is now renowned for its’ University which is the town’s largest employer and one of the top Universities in Great Britain. During the 2012 Olympic training preparations, Loughborough hosted the training camps for the British and the Japanese teams.

The town has a population of 59,317 people and a Grade II listed train station, characterized by brickwork typical of the Midland Railways and peaked canopies. The railway station opened in 1872 and it had the honour to serve Thomas Cook’s first packaged organised tour back in 1841 where a group from Leicester travelled to the town to watch a rally.

The railway station is on the Mainland Main line and it operates services between London, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. East Midlands Train services operate at this station too.

Passengers travelling by train to Loughborough can walk to the town centre in just under fifteen minutes. Alternatively, they can catch a bus that departs from Nottingham Road, just outside the station.

There are hourly East Midlands train services departing from platform, one to Sheffield via Derby and Chesterfield, and services to Nottingham via Beeston.

The following services run from Monday to Saturday from platform two: hourly fast services to London St Pancras International via Leicester and hourly semi‐fast services to London St. Pancras international via Kettering, Bedford and Luton Airport Parkway, both run by East Midlands trains.

There are local East Midlands train services departing from platform three to Lincoln via East Midlands Parkway, Nottingham and Newark with peak hour trains to Sleaford. Furthermore, there are hourly local East Midlands trains to Leicester via Syston. Booking train tickets to Loughborough online can mean cheap train fares and tickets saving up to 43% when purchasing an Advance ticket.

Platform 1 where trains towards Sheffield and Nottingham depart can be accessed directly via the barriers nearby the ticket office. Whereas, platforms 2 for trains towards London and 3 for trains towards Leicester can be reached using a footbridge. Loughborough railway station offers the following facilities: ticket office and ticket vending machines, accessibility services, CCTV security system and Wi‐Fi. Other facilities include shops, snack bar and public pay‐phones, bicycle racks and parking. There are toilets adjacent to platforms 1 and 2, and lifts on the bridge to give wheelchair and pushchair access to all platforms. Loughborough station has bicycle racks for 100 bikes and a car park with 180 spaces. The taxi rank is outside the main entrance.