Northampton Bridge Street railway station
|Northampton Bridge Street|
Station in 1966.
|Place||Far Cotton, Northampton|
|Original company||London and Birmingham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
|13 May 1845||Opened as Northampton|
|June 1876||Station renamed Northampton Bridge Street|
|4 May 1964||Station closed to passengers|
|1972||Station closed to freight|
|2005||A factory's lone sidings by the station closed|
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This was the first station serving Northampton, originally named Northampton, it was later renamed Northampton Bridge Street in 1876 after a new station was built for the line to Market Harborough. The station meant that people could travel to Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Peterborough more quickly than before.
The service was from Peterborough to Northampton via Wellingborough. The station opened in 1845 with the buildings designed by the architect, John William Livock and closed to passengers in 1964, the buildings being demolished in 1969.
Freight trains continued to use Bridge Street regularly until 1972 and a lone group of corporate sidings finally closed after holding out until 2005.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Blisworth||London and North Western Railway
Northampton and Peterborough Railway
|Northampton (Castle)||London and North Western Railway
Northampton to Market Harborough line
The actual station was between the Old Towcester Road and the Line, this land is now a housing development.
The Line still runs past the station site although the line past the level crossing has been de-commissioned and is likely to be a road/cycle/walking route [NBC CAAP 2013]
There is still a Network Rail Depot on the south side of the line which includes on old LNWR shed.
On 22 October 2013 the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation announced that it had agreed to purchase the disused Northampton Bridge Street branch line from Network Rail for £1.5 million to create a two-mile (3km) cycle and pedestrian path linking the Brackmills Industrial Estate to the Northampton Enterprise Zone. 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Northampton Bridge Street railway station.|
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- British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17
- Catford, Nick (2006-06-28). "Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Northampton Bridge Street Station". Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1961). The Buildings of England. Northamptonshitre. Penguin Books.
- "Northampton History". Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
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