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Trains to Northampton arrive at a £20 million modern station that is a radical departure from the shed-like structure of the 1960s. The glass and steel building is full of light and colour, and occupies the former site of Northampton Castle – the town's rail fortunes have certainly changed since the 19th century, when the pioneers of the London to Birmingham Railway judged it an unsuitable place for a station due to its steep gradients. The station is half a mile west of the town centre, and Northampton's 'other' cathedral – Franklin's Gardens, home of hugely successful rugby team The Saints – is approximately 20 minutes' walk away. The best way to explore this medieval town is on foot, strolling past buildings from every age of British history. Look out for the Holy Sepulchure (1100), All Saints' Church (1680) and the Guildhall (1864). And going pedestrian couldn't be more appropriate – in the 18th century Northampton was the shoe capital of the UK.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Peak demand is 0700-1000 1630-1830 Mon-Fri
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 06:45 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>WHSmith and Enterprise car rental</p>
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Starbucks and Coffee Republic

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Toilets are located on the main concourse.</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

**Northamptonÿstation is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces813
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£264.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Long stay car park and blue badge parking bays area.
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

The booking hall and all platforms have step free access via lifts.

From Black Lion Hill, proceed to the car park side of the building via the ramp at the side of the building and enterÿonÿtheÿground floor.ÿFrom the car park there is step free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floorÿup to booking office. Level access to footbridge from booking hall, wide ticket gates are available and staff will assist where necessary. From the footbridge there are lifts down to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

The main entrance is on the east side of the station, off St Andrew's Road. It has a long and short stay car park with a total of 1,270 spaces. The five platforms have an unusual layout: platform 1 is directly outside the concourse, with platforms 4 and 5 to the right (around the corner from the concourse) and 2-3 to the left, accessed via lifts and a footbridge. Trains to London usually depart from platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Northampton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Northampton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:152Late
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:241On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:384On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains10:053On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains10:152On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:142Late
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:201On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:403On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:594On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains10:142On time
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