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Oakham Train Station

Address

Oakham Station
Station Road
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6QT
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 06:30 to 14:15 Saturday: 07:30 to 13:45 Sunday: No

Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is not available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

The main entrance in Station Road.

Information Systems Information systems are not available.
Service Information
Oakham Station customer services Customer services are not available here.
Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Lost property Lost property is not available at the station.
Lost property contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Telephone: 03457 125678

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is not available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are not available.
Toilets Toilets are not available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are not available.
Pay phone Pay phones are not available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is not available.
Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

08000 11 33 23

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Customer help points Customer help points are available.

On platform 1 only

Staff help Staff help is available.
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 machines are not available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is not available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is not available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Partial Station

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 Impaired mobility set down Machine is not available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are not available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Station Car Park
Operator East Midlands Railway
Spaces 28
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 22
Sheltered No
CCTV True
Transport Information
Taxi rank available

A Line 01572 770200 Berridge 01572 756088

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

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.

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