South Wigston Train Station
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South Wigston Train Station
AddressSouth Wigston Station
LE18 4XU Get directions in Google Maps
|Ticket office opening hours|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
At the junction of Marstown avenue and Kenilworth road.
|South Wigston station customer services|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
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|Helpline contact details||08000 11 33 23|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
Taxi number displayed on IUP.
|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.
Both platforms may be accessed via ramps which have a moderate gradient.
This station has tactile paving at the edge of each platform.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Car parking available|
|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|
South Wigston train station has been serving the Leicestershire town of South Wigston since it first opened in 1986, making it a relatively recent addition to the train lines operating in the midlands.
South Wigston station is on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line, meaning that South Wigston is connected to key midlands towns and cities. It is a small station with limited facilities – in fact, as the station is not staffed, passengers must buy their ticket from the conductor on the train. Purchasing your tickets on the train comes at no extra cost than if you purchased in advance, and passengers can choose from the full range of tickets – so no stressing ahead of your journey!
In the past, Wigston had three railway stations, the first of which opened in 1840 at the dawn of British railway. By 1968; however, British Rail had closed Wigston South, Wigston Magna, and Glen Parva, leaving Wigston with no train stations for almost 20 years. The South Wigston railway station we see today was opened in 1986 at a new site, nearby to the former Glen Parva station. Though there has been some discussion of constructing a car park to serve the train station, there has been no progress on this matter as there is a wildlife haven adjacent to the station. There is, however, a car park nearby, which passengers may use when travelling by train.
South Wigston station solely operates services on CrossCountry routes, with trains running between Birmingham and Peterborough. Popular routes include Leicester to South Wigston, Peterborough to South Wigston, Birmingham to South Wigston, Nuneaton to South Wigston, and Ely to South Wigston.
Things to do in South Wigston
Spending a day in Wigston and South Wigston is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend, day off, or family trip. With wonderful restaurants and cafes, beautiful parks and river walks, and some great shops to browse through, why not take a trip to Wigston?
If you have a sweet tooth, or taking your kids on a treat day out, there are two must-stop destinations in Wigston. The Candy Boutique is a child’s dream, with shelves and shelves of old-fashioned sweets and chocolates in big glass jars. Watching the attendants weigh out your selected pick ‘n’ mix is a magical experience for little ones, and a nostalgic experience for the grown-ups, so a bit of sweet shopping is a winner for all ages. If you’ve not had enough sweetness, why not top it all off with a visit to the Little Dessert Shop? Their menu is packed with waffles, cookie dough, pancakes, cheesecakes, and seasonal specials to tuck into and enjoy as a treat. Whether it’s date night or a kids’ day out, get some delicious sweet treats.
Visiting Wigston is not complete without a walk around Blaby Road Park, or along the river running through town. With gorgeous green grass for a picnic or playing games, as well as a special area for taking your dogs, Blaby Road Park is a great way to spend an afternoon outside in South Wigston and is situated only 0.5 miles away from the station.
Finally, you can spend a couple of hours enjoying all the great shops South Wigston and Wigston has to offer. From independent boutiques to charity shops, there are some great places for picking up unique finds and fabulous bargains.