* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newark Castle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, or from the ticket vending machine.
Newark and Sherwood district and Nottinghamshire county councils and East Midlands Trains are in discussion to make the station the principal station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line. A proposal to extend the Matlock - Nottingham service as far as Newark Castle will give the town a half hourly service to Nottingham throughout the day. A draft consultation is taking place and services are likely to commence in May 2015.
The Midland Railway signal box situated by the station is expected to close during 2015 and all signalling controlled from the East Midlands Control Centre (EMCC) at Derby.
David Marshall Smith (1965) The industrial archaeology of the East Midlands: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and the adjoining parts of Derbyshire. Industrial archaeology of the British Isles (David & Charles) page 263