Long Buckby railway station

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Long Buckby National Rail
Long Buckby
London Midland train calling at Long Buckby.
Location
Place Long Buckby
Local authority Daventry District Council
Grid reference SP623666
Operations
Station code LBK
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   0.140 million
2004/05 Decrease 0.139 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.137 million
2006/07 Increase 0.145 million
2007/08 Increase 0.149 million
2008/09 Increase 0.157 million
2009/10 Increase 0.183 million
2010/11 Increase 0.203 million
2011/12 Increase 0.235 million
2012/13 Increase 0.251 million
History
Key dates Opened 1881 (1881)
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Long Buckby from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.

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. British Railways closed all the others in the 1960s.

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[edit]

Station entrance

Long Buckby is served by two London Midland trains per hour in each direction between Northampton and Birmingham New Street. Alternate services run to and from London Euston. As of 2007, the station has a part-time ticket office.

On Sundays the service between Birmingham and Northampton serves Long Buckby but does not run south of Northampton. An hourly fast London Midland service between London Euston and Rugby also serves Long Buckby on Sundays. Alternate trains on this service run to and from Crewe via Tamworth and Stoke-on-Trent. (This service also runs Monday – Saturday but without calling at Long Buckby.)

Royal funeral[edit]

Since the closure of Althorp Park station in 1960, Long Buckby has been the nearest station to Althorp. 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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rugby   London Midland
Northampton Loop Line
  Northampton
Rugby   London Midland
London – Rugby / Crewe (Sundays only)
  Northampton
Historical railways
Kilsby and Crick
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Northampton Loop
  Althorp Park
Line open, station closed

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Coordinates: 52°17′42″N 1°05′10″W / 52.295°N 1.086°W / 52.295; -1.086