Narborough railway station

Coordinates: 52°34′15″N 1°12′12″W / 52.5708°N 1.2032°W / 52.5708; -1.2032
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Narborough railway station
General information
LocationNarborough, Blaby
Coordinates52°34′15″N 1°12′12″W / 52.5708°N 1.2032°W / 52.5708; -1.2032
Grid referenceSP541973
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Other information
Station codeNBR
ClassificationDfT category E
Original companySouth Leicestershire Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
4 March 1968 (1968-03-04)Closed
5 January 1970 (1970-01-05)Reopened
2018/19Increase 399,002
2019/20Decrease 383,496
2020/21Decrease 56,744
2021/22Increase 172,568
2022/23Increase 207,592
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Narborough railway station serves the large village of Narborough and the small village of Littlethorpe in Leicestershire. It is on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Leicester. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway, who do not serve the station. Only CrossCountry trains serve the station.

A full range of tickets for travel is available from the station ticket office, which is open from 0640 to 1300 Mondays to Saturdays, or at other times from the guard on the train at no extra cost.[1]


The station was opened in 1864 by the South Leicestershire Railway, which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1867.[2]

British Railways closed the station on 4 March 1968, but public objections led BR to reopen it on 5 January 1970.[3] Restoration of the station after 21 months of disuse cost £3,250, which was paid for by the then Blaby Rural District Council and Narborough Parish Council.[4]

Next to the station is a level crossing across Station Road.


There are services to Leicester and Birmingham New Street: usually one train in each direction every hour (including Sundays).[5][6] There is one early morning train per day to Stansted Airport on weekdays only, plus three additional peak services as far as Cambridge. There is also one late evening train a day on weekdays only to Gloucester.

This station has a waiting room, which is open for the same hours as the booking office.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
  Historical railways  
Line open, station closed
South Leicestershire Railway
Line open, station closed


  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Narborough".
  2. ^ "Series reference RAIL 636". The Catalogue. The National Archives. 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Stretton, John (2005). Leicestershire. British Railways Past and Present. Past and Present Publishing. p. not cited. ISBN 1-85895-198-4.
  4. ^ Bevan, Alan, ed. (1998). A-Z of Rail Reopenings (fourth ed.). Fareham: Railway Development Society Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.
  5. ^ "Stansted, Cambridge & Nottingham to Birmingham & Cardiff - Sunday 11 December 2022 – Saturday 20 May 2023" (PDF). Cross Country Trains.
  6. ^ "Stansted, Cambridge & Nottingham to Birmingham & Cardiff - Sunday 21 May 2023 – Saturday 09 December 2023" (PDF). Cross Country Trains. 21 May 2023.

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