Mansfield Town Station saw its passenger services finish on 10th October 1964 when, as a result of the Beeching cuts, services on the ex Midland line between Nottingham Midland and Worksop were withdrawn. The line was worked by steam till the end and when the Saturdays only Nottingham to Elmton and Cresswell left northbound at 10.25pm, it ended 115 years of passenger services on the ex Midland line.
The ex Midland line through Mansfield remained open for coal traffic but it took another 31 years to reinstate passenger services, when in November 1995, Stage 2 of the Robin Hood Line opened. Stage 2 saw services reinstated between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham. Stage 1 of the Robin Hood line saw services reintroduced between Nottingham and Newstead in May 1993. Services between Worksop and Nottingham finally reappeared in 1998 after an absence of 34 years.