Derby 13 minutes
Nottingham 17 minutes
Matlock 47 minutes

Long Eaton

Long Eaton is a Derbyshire town with a thriving market and Victorian architectural vibes, including many former lace factory buildings.

Long Eaton is located by the River Trent and Trent Lock, where several rivers and canals meet, is a popular place to relax and spot boats and there are several pubs and cafes.

Station Facilities
  • Ticket Office and Ticket Machines
  • Step Free Access, Lifts Available
  • Parking in District Council car park
  • Toilets in the car park

Long Eaton Station
Tamworth Road
Long Eaton
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Did you know?

Long Eaton has strong lace making heritage and produced much of the former Nottingham Lace. The textile tradition has continued in the former lace factories with the town today being known as the ‘UK Centre of Upholstery’, for its reputation of producing high quality furniture.

Passenger Facilities

The small ticket office is staffed Monday to Saturday 0600-17.30 and Sunday 0845-16.00.

Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket machine by the entrance onto platform 1 or the ticket machine in the waiting shelter on platform 2.  There is a digital information screens and customer help points on the platform.

There is step free access with ramps to both platforms and there are lifts available when the ticket office is open.

There are toilets in the station car park.

Getting to and from Long Eaton Station

Long Eaton Railway Station is situated between Sawley and Long Eaton, about 1 mile from the town centre.  There are frequent bus services along Tamworth Road into the town centre or it is a 20 minute walk along Tamworth Road.

Parking at the Station

There is a large station car park operated by Erewash Borough Council.  Parking is £4.00 per day and £15 over 24 hours and up to 6 days.

There is a covered cycle shelter by the ticket office and other additional bicycle spaces around the car park.

Local Bus Services from Long Eaton

Long Eaton benefits from a very good local bus network with many services operating between the station, town centre and surrounding communities.  The frequent Skylink service also operates very frequently to East Midlands Airport from bus stops close to the station.

From Tamworth Road, adjacent to the railway station, the Skylink and my15 services both operate to Long Eaton town centre, every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday.  On Sunday Skylink operates every 30 minutes and my15 hourly.

The my15 continues beyond Long Eaton town centre to Sandiacre, Stapleford and Ilkeston.  In the opposite direction from the station the Skylink runs up to every 20 minutes to Castle Donington and East Midlands Airport

Monday to Saturday, the 29 operates a circular service around the town calling hourly on Wilsthorpe Road adjacent/opposite the station car park.

Bus routes are shown on the Long Eaton bus map and bus timetables by route number are available here.  When trains are replaced by buses, road replacement services pick up/drop off from the station car park.


Long Eaton has a taxi rank in the station car park where taxis are normally waiting.

Local taxi firms include:

Erewash Taxis 0115 946 4440

Long Eaton Taxis 0115 882 9282

Near-N-Far Taxis 0115 972 7000.

In addition to the Derwent Valley Line service, Long Eaton has direct EMR services each hour to Leicester, London and Sheffield and hourly CrossCountry services to Birmingham New Street.

There is an hourly service to Stoke and Crewe and the combination of all these services provide three trains each hour to Nottingham and four trains each hour to Derby.

Explore the area
Culture & Entertainment

Duchess Theatre

The Duchess Theatre is a 180 seat theatre in Long Eaton.

Sport & Adventure

Sky Trail Adventure

Sky Trail Adventure comprises rope bridges, beams, rolling log, walk the plank and a roller rail.

Nature & Parks

Trent Lock

Trent Lock is a major waterway junction and a great place to relax and spot boats.

Sport & Adventure

West Park

West Park covers 127 acres and includes sports facilities, play area, skate park, café and Fox Covert Nature Reserve.

Sport & Adventure

West Park Leisure Centre

West Park Leisure Centre offers a range of leisure facilities including swimming pool, sports hall and a children’s soft play area.

Things to do

Walks from Long Eaton

The Erewash Canal runs for 11½ miles between Trent Lock and Langley Mill, formerly linking the River Trent with the Cromford Canal.

National Cycle Network Route 6 runs between Derby, West Park in Long Eaton, Attenborough and Beeston to Nottingham.

Erewash Valley Trail is a circular walking and cycling route on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border.


Jun 8

Long Eaton Carnival 2024

Enjoy a day of family fun, in aid of local charities.


Station history

The Midland Counties Railway opened between Derby and Nottingham in 1839, with the original Long Eaton station located on Meadow Lane.

When the Erewash Valley line northwards through Toton opened in 1847 another station opened in the town centre, and in 1862 yet another called ‘Trent’ was built on the outskirts of the town to provide an interchange between trains on the various routes.

The present Long Eaton station opened in 1888, but it was called Sawley Junction until 1968 when the other stations closed. The original name has now been revived by a nearby micropub.

Station adoption

Long Eaton Station Adopters provide an attractive welcome to the station with their platform planting displays and attractive roadside garden areas. The 12 platform flower baskets with their seasonal planting brighten up the platforms and are sponsored by Long Eaton Guild of Furniture Makers.

Extensive improvements to the garden area by the lift on Tamworth Road was carried out by East Midlands’ station staff and completed as part of a joint project involving Station Adopters, and staff from East Midlands and CrossCountry Trains. The extensive raised beds containing a variety of shrubs were awarded 2nd prize in Erewash in Bloom 2017 and 3rd place at the Community Rail Awards.

Funding towards these projects has been received from the Community Rail Network, EMR, CrossCountry Trains and Long Eaton Guild of Furniture Makers.