Leicester Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Leicester railway station, (formerly Leicester London Road), is a railway station serving the city of Leicester in Leicestershire, England. It was originally opened in 1840 by the Midland Counties Railway, and rebuilt in 1894. Today it is operated by East Midlands Trains, and it is on the main line from London St Pancras to Sheffield and Nottingham. The railway through Leicester is not electrified, so all services are operated by diesel trains. This is set to change when a scheme to electrify the remainder of the Midland Main Line is to be completed. This, along with faster line speeds, means the city will be under 60 minutes from the capital. Work had commenced on the electrification works with some bridges raised to accommodate the necessary Overhead line equipment though a recent announcement by the Department for Transport has indefinitely put the Midland Main Line electrification on hold.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 558120 0
2014 523311 452471
2013 494654 484786
2012 503781 465579
2011 516683 0
2010 535083 0
2009 573850 0
2008 542958 0
2007 576162 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Castle
  • European Region: East Midlands
  • Unitary Authority: Leicester City Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Leicester South

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 9 02210020002000
December 2015 20 60020000202620
November 2015 21 60410000007210
October 2015 17 43300040001200
September 2015 10 00140020002001
August 2015 6 10110000001200
July 2015 18 22120050103011
June 2015 12 21230020000200
May 2015 13 50110010201110
April 2015 13 30220030002010
March 2015 21 20520060101310
February 2015 20 40210000403060
January 2015 7 31020000001000
December 2014 13 22010020123000
November 2014 11 40130000102000
October 2014 8 20300011000100
September 2014 25 60410040206020
August 2014 24 70060050203010
July 2014 21 50510020102131
June 2014 19 40610000002132
May 2014 19 70400030001130
April 2014 11 40210010100110
March 2014 16 40110030013021
February 2014 13 50200010201020
January 2014 14 40020030203000
December 2013 11 61100000201000
November 2013 11 30200030002001
October 2013 16 41210030002120
September 2013 18 52300040300010
August 2013 21 51200040305010
July 2013 10 21500010001000
June 2013 16 30100020403300
May 2013 14 60300020002100
April 2013 9 00000160020000
March 2013 21 60020040150201
February 2013 11 20000050100120
January 2013 18 50020050140010

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