Santa Specials – Book Now

Santa Specials Come along to visit Santa in his Magical Grotto and then take a train ride along the Northampton & Lamport Railway from Pitsford and Brampton station. As there are a large number of children (and adults) who want to meet Santa, he has asked us to...

Mince Pie Specials

Relax after Christmas on one of our Mince Pie Specials whilst traveling through the Northamptonshire countryside with a glass of sherry and mince pie (soft drinks available).

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...

Welcome to the Northampton & Lamport Railway

 The Northampton & Lamport Railway (N-LR) 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

Northampton & Lamport Railway
Pitsford & Brampton Station 
Pitsford Road
Chapel Brampton

01604 820327 (Line manned only on running days 10-4)

Latest News

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...

Santa Specials – Bookings Delayed

Letter from the Station Master: We are updating our booking system – the work has unfortunately delayed the launched for this years Santa Specials.

Branchline 2018 Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peak of what has been going on this Bank Holiday Weekend.... We will be running services both Sunday and Monday as well so please come along and see what's going on!!! With steam hauled services, freight trains, signal box visits, workshop tours and...

Loco Shed Appeal – New Grant News

For those of you that have recently been to Pitsford & Brampton Station, you may have seen that the shed frame is now up and standing. We still need to raise funds to complete the sides and roof and one of our members have been working hard behind the scenes to...

Loco Shed Appeal Update- Waitrose Community Matters!

Help raise funds for the new loco shed by shopping at Waitrose’s Kingthorpe Branch this June.

Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Santa Specials

November 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dec 01

Santa Specials

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dec 02

Santa Specials

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dec 08

Santa Specials

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dec 09

Santa Specials

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dec 15

Santa Specials

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Want a chance to win £25,000?

A new way to support your railway and other causes in Daventry District and have a chance to win £25,000.

We have teamed up with Daventry District Council’s Local Lotto. For every £1 ticket, N&LR gets 40% plus 10% to other causes across the Daventry District when tickets are purchased from our page.  

Membership of the N-LR

Joining The Northampton & Lamport Railway Charitable Incorporated Organisation (N-LR CIO) is a great way of supporting your local heritage railway. We offer our members many benefits as well as the chance of becoming a volunteer and helping us rebuild the line and getting involved in operating the railways’ services throughout the year.

 Members receive a 50% discount on fares and the option of volunteering at the railway to help run the railway.



Join the Northampton & Lamport Railway and get great benefits and offers.
Join from as little as £10 a year.