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The N&LR needs YOU!

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is always looking for new volunteers to help out with all of the tasks which can be seen during running days and those "behind the scenes" too. If you take a walk along the Brampton Valley Way (a linear park) you can see the work that...

Welcome to the Northampton & Lamport Railway

 The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, located just 5 miles from Northampton we are within easy reach of the motorway network.
With approximately 1½ miles of running track alongside the Brampton Valley Way, a 14-mile linear park from Northampton to Market Harborough, you can not only ride one of our trains along the former line but walk along and watch the steam and diesel engines in action.

 At Pitsford and Brampton station you can buy one of our Day Rovers tickets* (on selected services) and ride all the trains all day, sit watch the world over a cup of tea at the Platform 3 Buffet and visit the gift shop or our second-hand bookshop – the Emporium.  All staffed by our dedicated team of volunteers who work hard in bringing history back to life.

 Northampton and Lamport Railway is open Sundays and our operating season runs March to October offering a wide range of events using both steam and diesel engines; check out our event pages for more details.

 Our station site is also open for viewing only (no trains running) each Wednesday and also every non-running-day Saturday. These are our days when our volunteers perform maintenance and refurbishment work so you may find areas cordoned off for safety purposes. The volunteers will be only too willing to answer your questions but please take guidance if they ask you to ‘stand clear’ when they are working with mechanical equipment.

Open Season (March – October): Sundays

(including Bank Holidays (except Good Friday) and some Saturdays on special events):

  • Station Opens:10:00 – Closes:17:00
  • Trains run from 11:00

Close Season (Nov, Jan, & Feb)

  • No Train service. Station open with static displays.
  • Station Opens:10:30 – Closes:16:00

Normal Running (Most Sundays)

On most Sundays (non-events) the following times apply:

11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00

Special Events

During special event’s train times may differ from above. Please see the events pages for more details.

Brake Van Rides

We do not run a timetable during brake van ride days. Rides leave according to demand.

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices are for normal running days. Prices for special events see the individual event pages.

Adults £5.20 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £16.20
Children (2-16) & Seniors (60+) £4.20 Children under 2 FREE
Platform Ticket 50p

Upcoming Events

Mar 04

Normal Service

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 11
Mar 18

Brake Van Rides

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 25

Brake Van Rides

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 31

Easter Egg Specials

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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*Not valid on special events