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Long Buckby railway station

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Place  Long Buckby
Station code  LBK
DfT category  E
Opened  1881
Local authority  Daventry District
Grid reference  SP623666
Managed by  London Midland
2011/12  0.235 million
Number of platforms  2
Long Buckby railway station
Address  Long Buckby, Northampton NN6 7PF, United Kingdom
Original company  London and North Western Railway
Similar  Sywell Country Park, Delapré Abbey, Abington Park, Royal & Derngate, Borough Hill

Freight trains at long buckby railway station 30 10 2012


Long Buckby railway station is a small railway station next to the village of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England. It is the nearest railway station for the town of Daventry, 4 miles (6.4 km) away.

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The station is on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line. It is served by London Midland services to Birmingham New Street and Northampton. For Virgin Trains inter-city services passengers should change at Rugby, the next station to the west.

The station was opened along with the line in 1881, by the London and North Western Railway, as one of several wayside stations between Northampton and Rugby.

The station facilities are very basic, the original station buildings were demolished and replaced with simple 'bus shelter' type shelters on the platforms. A cabin next to the car park now serves as the part-time ticket office.

Services

Long Buckby is served by three London Midland trains per hour in each direction: i.e., three northwestbound to Birmingham New Street via Rugby and Coventry, and three southeastbound to Northampton and London Euston. As of 2016, the station has a part-time ticket office.

On Sundays there is an hourly New Street to Euston via Northampton that calls, along with the hourly London Midland service between London Euston and Crewe via the Trent Valley Line and Stoke-on-Trent. The latter service also runs on Monday to Saturday but does not call here or at Northampton (it runs instead direct between Milton Keynes and Rugby).

Royal funeral

Since the closure of Althorp Park station in 1960, Long Buckby has been the nearest station to Althorp, the family home of the Earls Spencer. In 1997 Long Buckby station was where the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry arrived from London after the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Charles and his sons took a different route to Althorp using Brington Road while the rest of the Royal Family and guests were driven through the village of Long Buckby leaving the village via East Street to follow the main Northampton road to Althorp.

References

Long Buckby railway station Wikipedia


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