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Kettering train station is located south-west of the town centre of Kettering in Northamptonshire.

Trains to Kettering pull up in a splendid station dating back to 1857. Regarded as one of the top remaining examples of Midland architecture, the platforms' original cast-iron columns and glass canopies were restored by Railtrack in 2000. At the time of rail's arrival, Kettering's boot and shoe industry was suffering from the recession, but the station opened new avenues of trade and the industry's prosperity was soon restored until the end of the century.

The line was linked to London in 1867 and has catered to city commuters ever since, with modern-day trains leaving for St Pancras every 20 minutes.

A trip to Kettering isn't complete without a wander around the town's Heritage Quarter in Sheep Street, and the Manor House Museum is also a must-visit to take in the artwork of one of Kettering's most famous residents, the painter Sir Alfred East. For children, Britain's second-oldest theme park, Wicksteed Park, remains a star attraction to this day, with over one million visitors per year.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:30
Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 08:00 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces500
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£356.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 adjacent to lift and station managers office
Cycle storage notes<p>Customers provide own padlock</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to all platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 18:30
Saturday Sunday Closed

Trains to Kettering station

Kettering train station is mainly served by East Midlands Railway trains. Direct EMR services connect Kettering to London St Pancras, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Sheffield and Corby.

From Kettering, you can also reach Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Birmingham and many more cities, but you’ll need to change at least once – usually at Derby or Leicester, depending on your destination.

Kettering train station arrivals and departures

Want to know when your next train from/to Kettering station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Kettering railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Kettering.

Kettering station has three entrances, all located on the Station Road side. The middle and main entrance lead into the concourse and platform 1 with ramp access throughout.

The ticket office is on the left before entering the platform and a cafe is on the right. The toilets are on platform 1. Platforms 2, 3 and 4 are accessed via a footbridge with lifts.

Kettering train station parking

Kettering station has one car park with a separate entrance. Step-free access is available not only at the car park but throughout the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kettering train station open?

Kettering train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The railway station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Kettering train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Kettering station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Kettering station.

Are there toilets at Kettering train station?

Yes, toilets are available to use at Kettering train station.

Are dogs allowed at Kettering train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Kettering station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Kettering

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kettering station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway05:133On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway05:553On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:083On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:303On time
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway06:431On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeicesterEast Midlands Railway05:123On time
from DerbyEast Midlands Railway05:533On time
from DerbyEast Midlands Railway06:063On time
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway06:293On time
from Melton MowbrayEast Midlands Railway06:411On time
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