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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 Sepulchre (1100), All Saints' Church (1680) and the Guildhall (1864). And going pedestrian couldn't be more appropriate, as in the 18th century Northampton was the shoe capital of the UK.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Northampton station

Northampton train station is mainly served by West Midlands Railway, which connect Birmingham to Northampton in 1h 2m and London to Northampton in 1h 12m.

Need more information on how to get to Northampton by train? Check out our dedicated page for trains to Northampton.

Northampton train station departures and arrivals

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

The main entrance is on the east side of the station, off St Andrew's Road. 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.

Northampton train station parking

Northampton train station has a long and short-stay car park with a total of 1,270 spaces. From the car park, there is step-free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floor to the booking office.

Hotels near Northampton train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Northampton station open?

Northampton station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The 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 Northampton station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Northampton 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 Northampton.

Are there toilets at Northampton station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Northampton station.

Are dogs allowed at Northampton station?

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

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 Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains04:51On time
to Watford JunctionWest Midlands Trains05:21On time
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains07:10Scheduled
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains07:45Scheduled
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:503On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains02:133Late
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:23On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:26On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:553On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:103On time
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