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The station building, which houses a museum
Location Heckington, North Kesteven
Coordinates 52°58′38″N 0°17′38″W / 52.97727°N 0.29402°W / 52.97727; -0.29402
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code HEC
Classification DfT category F2
Original company Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
13 April 1859 (1859-04-13) Station opened
Passengers (2015/16) Decrease 70,940
Passengers (2016/17) Decrease 64,624
Passengers (2017/18) Increase 66,576
Passengers (2018/19) Decrease 66,494
Passengers (2019/20) Decrease 60,788

Heckington railway station is located in the village of Heckington in Lincolnshire, England. The old station building houses the Heckington Station Railway and Heritage Museum.

The station was opened by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway on 13 April 1859. It is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway who provide all rail services.

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, there are no retail facilities at this station.


As of December 2018 there is an hourly service on weekdays and Saturdays to Nottingham via Grantham and to Boston and Skegness. A limited service runs on Sundays during the winter, with extra trains in the summer timetable period.

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