Oakham Train Station
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Oakham Train Station
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|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 14:15 Saturday: 07:30 to 13:45 Sunday: Closed|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||The main entrance in Station Road.|
|Oakham station customer services|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||no|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Helpline contact details||08000 11 33 23|
|Customer help points available|
|Customer help points information||
On platform 1 only
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 12:45 Saturday: 07:45 to 14:10 Sunday: 12:00 to 19:00|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
Taxi number displayed on useful information poster.
|Accessible public pay phones||
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
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.
Level access to Peterborough bound platform. Ramp from the road to the Leicester bound platform. Restricted access between the platforms.
This station has tactile paving at the edge of each platform.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Station Car Park|
|Operator||East Midlands Railway|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||A Line 01572 770200 Berridge 01572 756088|
Oakham train station has been serving the Rutland town of Oakham since it first opened in 1848. The station sits around halfway between the prominent train stations of Leicester and Peterborough and is unique in being the only surviving passenger railway station in Rutland.
Oakham train station opened in 1848 as part of the Midland Railway, with a station building designed by Edward Wood. This building still stands today and is now Grade II listed and gives the station a distinctively historic atmosphere.
Refurbishment work began in October 2020 to update the station, wherein the footbridge was refurbished and repainted. The upgraded bridge opened to the public in April 2021. Similarly to the station building, the signal box, footbridge, and level crossing on site at Oakham are also listed buildings. The signal box is such an iconic example of a British railway signal box that it was used as the inspiration for the Airfix kit of a signal box.
You can reach Oakham from a wide range of locations across the UK, with trains operated by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry. Popular routes on CrossCountry trains include Peterborough to Oakham, Leicester to Oakham, Stansted Airport to Oakham, and Birmingham to Oakham.
At Oakham train station, facilities include a ticket office, bicycle parking, and a car park which is open 24 hours a day Monday-Friday.
Things to do in Oakham
If you’re on a day out or a weekend trip in Oakham, there are plenty of great ways to explore Rutland and entertain yourself! From shopping and eating to heritage and culture, these are our top suggestions for things to do in Oakham.
If you’re keen on exploring local history, a must-visit location is Oakham Castle. Showcasing one of the finest surviving examples of domestic Norman architecture in Europe, a visit to Oakham Castle is like stepping back in time and seeing another world. On-site at Oakham Castle, you’ll find the Rutland County Museum. The museum is free to visit, though donations are greatly appreciated, with exhibitions on everything from vintage fashion to archaeology – and so much in between! For an educational day out combined with the wonder of a Norman castle, Oakham Castle and Rutland County Museum cannot be missed.
In Oakham town centre, you’ll find a whole range of unique restaurants and delightful cafes to stop off for a light lunch, a coffee pick-me-up, or a showstopping dinner. For the ultimate Italian dinner, why not pay a visit to San Giorgio, with a classically Mediterranean atmosphere and deliciously fresh dishes.
Make sure to stop into Otters Fine Foods – especially if you’re packing a picnic! This unique deli doubles up as a café, with stunningly delicious lunches to eat in or a wide range of meats, cheeses, pickles, condiments, and more to take home!
Finally, around Oakham, you’ll find plenty of boutique shops to explore for special purchases, gifts, and treats. If you’re looking for the ultimate gift, make sure to stop into the Rutland Candle Co. for signature scents and delightful ornament candles. If you’re preparing for your big day, Abigail’s Vintage Bridal shop has a gorgeous selection of bridalwear inspired and transported from nostalgic eras. For little ones who love to dress well, LillyBow is a divine childrenswear boutique with hidden gems and classic clothing favourites.