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Retford facilities

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

What popular destinations are available from Retford Station?

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