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.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||06:45 - 20:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Shops note||<p>WHSmith and Enterprise car rental</p>|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Starbucks and Coffee Republic
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||<p>Toilets are located on the main concourse.</p>|
|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 points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Meteor Parking Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||813|
|Cycle storage spaces||60|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Long stay car park and blue badge parking bays area.
|Step-free access||Whole 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|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.
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||09:15||2||Late|
|to London Euston||West Midlands Trains||09:24||1||On time|
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||09:38||4||On time|
|to London Euston||West Midlands Trains||10:05||3||On time|
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||10:15||2||On time|
|from London Euston||West Midlands Trains||09:14||2||Late|
|from Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||09:20||1||On time|
|from London Euston||West Midlands Trains||09:40||3||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||09:59||4||On time|
|from London Euston||West Midlands Trains||10:14||2||On time|