Oakham (OKM)

Oakham serves the town of the same name and is the only remaining main line station in the county of Rutland.

Type: National Rail
(B'ham - Peterborough Line)
Station code: OKM
Opened: 1848
Platforms: 2
Oakham was opened by the Midland Counties Railway in 1848. Once the station was just part of a network across the county operated by the Midland Counties and its successors the Midland Railway, LMS and British Railways. However the other Rutland stations were closed in the 1960s under Beeching.

Oakham is served by Cross Country on its Birmingham New Street-Stansted Airport service and also by East Midland Trains. The main station building is the original as built complete with cast iron canopy and is Grade II listed. The station retains a ticket office though it is not always manned. There are shelters and waiting rooms for both platforms. Access via the platforms is via a footbridge.

One notable feature of the station is the signal box which controls the level crossing at one end of the platforms. This signal box was the prototype for the popular Airfix model kit.
Cross Country 170 114 departs heading for Peterborough

Footbridge between the platforms

Oakham signalbox 
Main station building

View from the footbridge, main station building on the left, signalbox top middle

Main station building