|Location|| Loughborough, Borough of Charnwood |
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Classification||DfT category C1|
Listed Building –Grade II
|Feature||Loughborough Railway Station|
|Designated||5 May 1981|
|Reference no.||1320325 |
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Loughborough railway station is a Grade II listed  railway station in the town of Loughborough,Leicestershire,on the Midland Main Line,111 miles (179 km) north of London St Pancras. The station is north-east of the town centre.
The original station (opened in 1840 by the Midland Counties Railway,which was shortly to join the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway) was sited a little further south. 
The present station was built in 1872. The ironwork was constructed by Mr. Richards of Leicester,and the stone portion by Mr. Cox of Leicester.  The track was quadrupled and has retained much of its characteristically Midland Railway architecture,apart from the fact that its canopies have been cut back.  The station is grade II listed. 
It became known as "Loughborough Midland" when Loughborough had three stations;Loughborough Derby Road (opened 1883 on the Charnwood Forest Railway,owned by London and North Western Railway from 1923 and closed to passengers in 1931) and Loughborough Central (Great Central Railway now used by the Great Central Railway (preserved)).
In future,there is to be a Loughborough Midland High-Level in which passengers could interchange with both network rail and the heritage GCR as the line is currently undergoing a heritage regeneration project.
The station is staffed and has a side platform layout. A third,short platform was created on the down slow line for the commencement of Ivanhoe Line passenger services in 1993.
In 2000 passenger information systems were updated and now use dot matrix display screens. In 2006 automatic ticket gates were installed on all approaches to the station in order to cut down on fare evasion,these were complemented with ticket vending machines and additional FastTicket machines. The manual Tannoy system was replaced by an automated voice on 13 July 2011.[ citation needed ] Other facilities include bicycle racks,paid car parking,a shop and snack bar,public telephones and toilets. Taxis and buses are available outside;however,the bus to East Midlands Airport was withdrawn in 2010. Although the local Skylink service still operates from the town centre.
Up until 2012 access to all but platform 1 was awkward for many passengers. The station had a footbridge and a barrow crossing to access platforms 2 and 3,in addition since the early 1990s the usable length of the two main platforms was four coaches due to the A60 road bridge. 
Loughborough Eastern Gateway  a locally led project proved to be the catalyst after many years of proposals to improve the station. The scheme got underway in March 2010. 
A £7 million package of improvements was started at the station in June 2010.  Platforms were extended to accommodate the longest trains which serve the station,lifts provided to access all platforms,and refurbishment of the existing ticket office,waiting rooms and glass platform canopies. The extended platforms 1 &2 are capable of handling 10-car trains;and the extended platform 3 can handle up to 7-car trains.  The new facilities were opened in good time for the 2012 British and Japanese Olympic squads basing themselves in the town. 
Rail routes run north–south through Loughborough along the route known as the Midland Main Line,going south to London;and north to Derby,Nottingham and Sheffield. 
East Midlands Railway (EMR) operate the station as well as all services.
The usual Monday - Saturday service pattern is as follows:
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
| East Midlands Railway |
Midland Main Line
| East Midlands Railway |
| East Midlands Railway |
| Hathern |
Line open,station closed
| Midland Railway |
Midland Main Line
| Barrow-upon-Soar |
Line and station open
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Coordinates: 52°46′44.67″N1°11′45.77″W / 52.7790750°N 1.1960472°W