Althorp Park railway station

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Althorp Park
Location
Place Althorp
Area Daventry
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1881 Station opens
13 June 1960 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Althorp Park railway station served the village of Althorp in Northamptonshire, England. The station, which was situated on the Northampton Loop Line, was adjacent to Althorp House, the ancestral seat of the Spencers, the family of Diana, Princess of Wales.

History[edit]

Opened by the London and North Western Railway, it joined the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed by the British Transport Commission in 1960.

The site today[edit]

Trains still pass at speed on the West Coast Main Line, as part of the Northampton Loop Line. As the station was closed by 1997 Lady Diana Spencer's funeral passed through Althorp station on its way to Long Buckby.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Long Buckby
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
Northampton Loop
  Church Brampton
Line open, station closed

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Coordinates: 52°17′25″N 1°00′09″W / 52.290278°N 1.002547°W / 52.290278; -1.002547