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Nottingham
Station

Nottingham offers a great variety of art, culture and sport and is renowned for its range of fabulous shops and boutiques.

The recently transformed Nottingham Castle tells the thrilling tales of Robin Hood and rebellion, whilst Nottingham’s underground is revealed at the City of Caves and tales of the gory past at the Galleries of Justice.   Art lovers can enjoy a modern view at Nottingham Contemporary.

Nottingham has some of the country’s oldest pubs, including Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem which is built into the rock beneath Nottingham Castle.

Nottinham Station
Station Facilities
  • Ticket Office and Ticket Machines
  • Step Free Access
  • Parking
  • Toilets
Address

Nottingham Station
Carrington Street
Nottingham
NG2 3 AQ

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Did you know?

In the 7th century, Nottingham earned the name Tigguo Cobauc, meaning Place of Caves, from the numerous caves dug out of the city's sandstone foundations. Over 850 man-made caves have now been found, that through the centuries have been used as homes, storerooms, dungeons, tanneries, hideouts, and dozens of other uses.

Passenger Facilities

Nottingham is a fully staffed station. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office or from ticket machines

There are lifts from the the overbridge by the main concourse down to each platform. There is a footbridge from Station Street to all platforms which also links to the tram platforms.

There are toilets located on the Southern Concourse, Platform 1/3 and Platform 5/6.

There are 140 cycle spaces including at the Cycle hub located on ground floor of the multi-storey car park on Queens Road.  Additional stands in secure compound adjacent to Platform 1 on Station Road.

Cycle hub open 24 hours.  Changing facilities and toilet available.  Cycle repairs available at Russell’s Bicycle Shed.  Bike hire is available from City Card Cycles

Getting to and from Nottingham Station

Nottingham Station is at the south end of the city centre and is a 10 to 15 minute to the Old Market Square. Alternatively there are many local bus services or the tram that stops at the station.

Parking at the Station

East Midlands Railway operate a 500 space multi storey car park on Queens Road.  The car park is free for up to 30 minutes and the tickets don’t have to be validated for this amount of time.

There are variable parking charges available throughout the week including standard, off peak, off peak evening and weekend pricing options.  The car park charges are available here

Local Bus and Tram Services from Nottingham

Many bus services to the south of the city operate from outside the front of the station from the various bus stops on Carrington Street including numerous bus services to Trent Bridge and West Bridgford and Skylink to East Midlands Airport.

The ‘Nottingham Express Transit’ the cities tram network serves Nottingham station. The tram stop, located above the station, is accessible either from the station footbridge or the lift from Station Street. Nottingham Station is at the centre of the tram network with frequent services into the city centre and northwards to Hucknall and Phoenix Park and southwards to Wilford, Clifton, Queen’s Medical Centre, Beeston and Toton.

Tickets start from just £1 for a ‘Short Hop’ ticket into the city centre.  Nottingham PLUSBUS tickets are accepted for travel on the NET tram system. For route and times information: www.thetram.net

Bus stop locations are displayed on the Onward Travel Map and bus timetables are available here.

When trains are replaced by buses rail replacement buses will pick up and drop off from Carrington Street, at the front of the station.

Plusbus Nottingham

A Nottingham PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus & tram travel on all bus  operators’ services, around the whole urban area of Nottingham city. This includes bus travel to/from the University of Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University.

On Nottingham Express Transit (tram) PlusBus tickets are only valid as far north as the Moor Bridge tram stop.

Day prices: Adult: £5.00    Child: £2.50  Railcard holder: £3.30

Buy PlusBus with your train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office or online (from train company websites and most other online rail ticket retailers)

Taxis

Taxis are usually available at the taxi rank on Station Street. Advance booking is not normally necessary, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

DG Taxis 0115 950 0500

Trent Cars 0115 950 5050

Nottingham Cars 0115 970 0700

Explore the area
Heritage & Museums

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle retells the epic story of Robin Hood and this rebellious city.

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Culture & Entertainment

Brian Clough Statue

The Brian Clough Statue celebrates a charismatic figure in Derby and Nottingham.

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Culture & Entertainment

Broadway Cinema

Broadway Cinema is a four screen state of the art independent cinema.

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Themed Attractions

City of Caves

City of Caves is part of a maze of over 500 sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham, which date from the dark ages.

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Culture & Entertainment

Escapologic

Escapologic provides thrills and mystery on your one hour quest to escape from your chosen room.

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Culture & Entertainment

Funstation

Funstation is a family packed entertainment centre with mini bowling, traditional arcade and video games

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Heritage & Museums

Green’s Windmill

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre is a restored working flour mill and small science centre.

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Shopping

Hockley

A vibrant part of Nottingham with many bars, restaurants and eclectic clothes shops.

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Heritage & Museums

National Justice Museum

The National Justice Museum explores the law and justice system through fun and interactive activities.

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Culture & Entertainment

Laser Tag

Laser Tag Nottingham offers action adventure battles in a huge multi-level combat arena.

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Culture & Entertainment

Lost City Adventure Golf

Lost City Adventure Golf houses two 18 hole indoor adventure golf courses.

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Culture & Entertainment

Motorpoint Arena

Motorpoint Arena hosts great live music, ice shows and sporting events.

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Sport & Adventure

National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre offers fun sessions including family skate and foam parties.

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Culture & Entertainment

Nottingham Bowl

Nottingham Bowl is the biggest bowling centre in the UK, with 48 automated lanes over two floors.

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Culture & Entertainment

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is one of the UK’s largest galleries of contemporary art.

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Sport & Adventure

Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest, twice European Cup winners have played at the City Ground since 1898.

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Culture & Entertainment

Nottingham Playhouse

The Playhouse shows timeless classics, fun family shows and new commissions.

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Sport & Adventure

Notts County

Notts County Football Club, founded in 1862, have played at Meadow Lane for over 100 years.

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Heritage & Museums

Robin Hood Statue

Robin Hood Statue is a 7ft bronze effigy of Nottingham’s legendary outlaw.

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Themed Attractions

Robin Hood Experience

Brings to life the legend of Robin Hood using audio-visual technology.

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Culture & Entertainment

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are two vibrant arts and entertainment venues, in the heart of Nottingham.

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Culture & Entertainment

The Cornerhouse

The Cornerhouse is a 14 screen cinema and entertainment venue in Nottingham.

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Sport & Adventure

Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge is home to both Test Cricket and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

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Shopping

Victoria Centre

Home to top brands, superb street food and more in the centre of Nottingham.

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Things to do

Walks from Nottingham

Nottingham to Beeston Canal runs from just outside Nottingham Station for 4 miles to Beeston Lock where the Canalside Heritage Centre is located. The walk can be extended to Attenborough Nature Reserve and or to Trent Lock near Long Eaton station.

The Big Track is a 10 mile circular all off road walking and cycling route alongside canal and river between Attenborough, Beeston and Nottingham.

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

Station history

Nottingham Station was first built by the Midland Railway in 1848, but with competition from Great Central Railway’s Nottingham Victoria Station, the cramped three platform layout was rebuilt in 1904.

The impressive result, inspired by Neo-Baroque architecture, rare among English railway stations, is the red brick and glazed terracotta building with its clock cupola facing on to Carrington Street.

The station was sensitively restored in 2014, with the former arches used for taxis and short stay parking, glazed and enclosed to create the impressive and welcoming ‘porte-cochère’ entrance hall.  The transformation included a multi-storey car park and new tram stop directly above the station platforms.