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Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway


Loughborough Central Station,
Great Central Road,
LE11 1RW


The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Train rides are available every weekend and Bank Holiday throughout the year and daily in May through to September.

Loughborough is a great station to visit because of its rich history. It has appeared in several films and Sir Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman are two actors who have visited. As the operational headquarters of today’s GCR, you'll often see trains waiting there next turn of duty. During a gala the action is non-stop with trains arriving and departing all the time.

Rail Route: Loughborough to Leicester

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Disabled visitors, school parties and groups are welcome - please ring in advance. Coach parties by prior arrangement only.

Opening details

Open every weekend throughout the year. Phone for details of steam days and special events. Passenger trains also on selected weekdays, June to October.


All day rover ticket:
Adults £18
Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults & 3 children)
Family Ticket: £30 (1 adult & 3 children)
Seniors/Concessions £16
Child £9 Under 5s free

More price options available, T&Cs apply see website

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jan Winter Steam Gala
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Mar Railways at Work Gala
Fri 15 - Mon 18 Apr Easter Vintage Festival
Tue 19 - Thu 21 Apr Easter Animal Fun
Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jun 1940s Weekend


See location of Great Central Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 543193  Lat: 52.76884 Long: -1.19588

Located off the A6 near Loughborough. Signposted on all major routes into Loughbrough. Parking on street is available at Loughborough, there is a car park at the stations of Quorn and Rothley.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Disabled visitors, school parties and groups are welcome - please ring in advance. Coach parties by prior arrangement only.