GCRN (Great Central Railway Nottingham)

Travel almost 10 miles of heritage railway​

With nearly 10 miles of heritage railway across South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire, the GCRN is not to be missed.​

Model railways and country parks​

Travelling by train was once a thrilling experience – not just a way to get from A to B. The GCRN encapsulates this perfectly. Staffed by volunteers with a real passion for preserving railway heritage, it offers an excellent day out for the whole family.​

Don’t miss the model railways and vintage bus collection at Ruddington station, or the scenic country park just a short walk away. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year – check the calendar to plan ahead.​

Travel on the GCRN (Great Central Railway Nottingham)​

The GCRN runs between Ruddington and Loughborough Central station via East Leake (Rushcliffe Halt).​ Trains normally run on Sundays from April to October and on selected Saturdays and weekdays. There are additional special event days throughout the year.

Choose a single or return ticket, or a rover for unlimited all-day travel. There are group tickets for families, and children under 5 years old travel free.​

Getting there

We run regular intercity and regional services to Loughborough. From here it’s a 20 minute walk to Loughborough Central.

You can buy EMR tickets online or at the station.

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