Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway is a heritage railway in Leicestershire, named after the company that originally built this stretch of railway. It runs for 8.25 miles between Loughborough and a new terminus in the north of Leicester, stopping at Quorn and Rothley en route. It has period signalling, locomotives and rolling stock and is the UK’s only double track heritage railway where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other.

Address: Loughborough Central Station: Including Locomotive Shed and Museum: LE11 1RW – Parking in Great Central Road

Leicester North Station/Greenacres: LE4 3BR – Park in The Sidings

Open: Mainly weekends. Trains run every WEEKEND of the year, bank holidays and selected weekdays through the summer. 

Timetables are available on the website

Entry cost: There is no charge to get onto the platform, but fares obviously apply to riding the trains.  An adult return fare for the full, return journey is £16 and a full day ‘runabout’ £18.

Group bookings are available: call 01509 632323

Useful info: Normal refreshments and toilet facilities as you would expect to find at any railway station are available on days when the trains are running