Nottingham station, opened in 1839, once stood outside the city, but as more people moved into the area, and the city grew, the station was soon engulfed, and now this Grade II Listed building sits at the heart of the town. Overlooking the canal and in close proximity to the Castle, the Baroque Revival architecture of the exterior is impressively stylish and imposing.
In July 1939, the station suffered a targetted bombing by the Irish Republican Army, under their Sabotage Plan, or S-Plan, focused on destroying the UK’s infrastructure. Several other stations were also attacked, including Birmingham and Coventry, which later went on to suffer even more damage in World War II.
The station as you see it today is the result of a large redevelopment programme in 2010 that was designed to restore some original segments, whilst improving the passenger experience by adding an extra platform, more shops, and making the second grand entrance a traffic-free zone, providing a safe route to all the attractions of Nottingham.
Regular trains run between Nottingham Station and East Midlands Airport, taking approximately 15 minutes to reach Long Eaten, where you transfer to the airport’s Skylink service.
Going via Maid Marian Way, it’ll take under 5 minutes to reach the heart of the city.
Yes, there is a Station Car Park with 512 spaces open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday, including blue badge spaces.
Yes, there are 94 spaces available and can be found alongside the station entrance inside a secure cycle compound.
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