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.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Left Luggage Website||https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|Shops note||WHSmith and Enterprise car rental|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
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 enter on the ground floor. From the car park there is step free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floor up 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.
|Toilets notes||The toilets are located on the Main Concourse. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available at the Customer Information Point; the RADAR key is available from station security after 00:30 at night. The toilet facilities are available: Monday - Saturday 04:00-22:30and Sunday 06:00-22:30.|
|Staff Help notes|
If you need Assistance from station staff, please contact our Passenger Assist team helpline on 0800 024 8997- Open: 08:00 - 22:00 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). We recommend booking Assistance 24 hours before your journey, (you can book further in advance if you wish). If you do not book Assistance we will always try and assist as soon as staff are available.
|Customer Service notes|
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0006. Who are open during the following times: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. **Northampton station is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||813|
|Cycle storage spaces||85|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Long stay car park and blue badge parking bays area.
|Cycle storage notes||There are stands available.|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Northampton station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
Need more information on how to get to Northampton by train? Check out our dedicated page for trains to Northampton.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||04:15||1||On time|
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