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Retford Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

Ticket Office:

Monday-Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -

Address:
Retford station, Station Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7DE

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Limited seats available
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Lots of seats available
Seats available
Limited seats available
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The timetables for Retford are displayed below, click on the Download Timetable link to view the PDF timetable for the route.

Sheffield to Gainsborough to Lincoln/Cleethorpes

Detailed station information
Ticket Machine
Yes
Left Luggage
No
Left luggage contact
Lost property contact
Toilets
The toilets are located on Platforms 1 and 2. The National key toilets are located in the Waiting Room on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from the Station Office on Platform 1.
Baby change facilities
Yes
Cycle storage
Spaces:  38
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Location:  north end of Platform 1
Storage type:  Stands
Car Park
Station Car Park
Opening times:  Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Spaces:  101
Off peak charges:  £5.00
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  £10.00
Weekly charge:  £37.00
Monthly charge:  £134.00
3 monthly charge:  £350.00
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  £1030.00
Operator:  London North Eastern Railway
Website:  https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
For a map of how to get to the car park, please click here.
Taxi rank
Taxi rank is immediately opposite station entrance. Advance booking is advisable. Check availability before travelling. Local operators: Earlybird 01777 700 678 (wheelchair accessible taxi available) Hinchcliffe's 01777 702 049 Shelley's 01777 700108 Target Taxis 01777 248948 (wheelchair accessible taxi available)
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Detailed station information
Help points
only for car park and low level accessible for all purpose is for assistance
Staff help
Monday-Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -
Induction loop
Yes
Accessible ticket machines
Yes
Accessible booking office counter
Travel Centre Floor Walkers will assist any disabled passengers unable to access the booking office window
Ramp for train access
Yes
Accessible taxis
Advance booking is advisable.
National key toilets
Yes
Step free access
No part of station
Step free access note
Please note that although this station is classified step-free, there is no lift access to platform 3. Access to platform 3 is by a stepped footbridge, with step-free access via a barrow crossing over the tracks which can only be used with staff assistance. Please let staff at the station know if you need assistance to this platform (for Northern trains towards Sheffield and Leeds).

This station is a category B2 station according to the Office of Rail and Road station classification system https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955.

Retford has an RNIB 'Map for All' located outside the main entrance to the left of the doors.
Impaired mobility set down
Station Front
Wheelchairs available
Yes

First opened in 1849, Retford Station serves the picturesque Nottinghamshire market town of Retford. With the Chesterfield Canal and the wonderfully named River Idle running nearby, the town is much admired by American author Bill Bryson, who described it as charming and delightful, while Monty Python mainstay, Michael Palin, frequently talks about his visits to Retford as a child to trainspot. With famous locomotives, such as the Flying Scotsman, using the tracks, the East Coast Main Line and the Sheffield to Lincoln Line remain very busy today.

This Grade II listed building has an impressive history, with The Retford Times in 1913, publishing the memoirs of a local man who recalled that "the Duke and Duchess of Portland, Duke and Duchess of Newcastle, Earl and Countess Manvers, Earl and Countess of Yarborough, the Earl and Countess of Galway, the Foljambes, Laycocks, Denisons, Huntsmans etc” would all use Retford Station. He especially remembered the tall, graceful Russian Wolfhounds owned by the Duchess of Newcastle, stepping lightly from the carriage, accompanying their mistress.

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How many train stations are in Retford?

Retford only has one station serving the town; however, there are four platforms within the one station, with one way heading towards London, one to Hull, Bradford, and Skipton, and two serving the Skipton to Hull lines.

How far is Retford from Sheffield?

It takes approximately 35 minutes to travel between Retford and Sheffield, a distance of 22 miles, with around 30 trains making this journey every day.

How far is the walk from Retford Station to Retford town centre?

Taking only ten minutes, the walk from Retford Station into the town centre leads you down the quiet Cobwell Road.

Does Retford Station have car park facilities?

Remaining open 24/7, the car park has spaces for 85 cars, including wider bays and blue badge facilities.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Retford Station?

With spaces for 38 bikes, the storage facilities included shelter and CCTV.

What facilities are available at Retford Station?

  • Toilets - including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Postbox
  • Telephones - coins and card
  • Disabled Access - the whole station is step-free, and ramps, wheelchairs and Induction Loops are all available

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