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South Wigston Train Station

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South Wigston Station
Kenilworth Road
Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 4XU
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Station overview

A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
 
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Destination
Platform
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Unavailable
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is not 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

At the junction of Marstown avenue and Kenilworth road.

Information Systems Information systems are not available.
Service Information
South Wigston 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 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 not available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: No Saturday: No Sunday: No
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. 

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 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.
Car parking
Car parking available A car park is not available.
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.
Sheltered No
CCTV True
Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not 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 WigstonPeterborough to South WigstonBirmingham to South WigstonNuneaton 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.

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