Long Buckby station is the nearest railway station for the larger town of Daventry, 4 miles (6.4 km) away. The station is on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line and is served by West Midlands Trains with services to Liverpool, Crewe, Birmingham New Street northwestbound and Northampton, Milton Keynes and London Euston southeastbound. Long Buckby is served by three West Midlands Trains services per hour in each direction.
Please visit the Library for up to date information on train times. West Midlands Trains also has an “Adopt a Station” scheme which enables local individuals or communities to adopt their own local station. For an Adopt A Station Start Up Pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our station was opened along with the line in 1881, by the London and North Western Railway. It is the only remaining station between Northampton and Rugby; three others opened at the same time (Kilsby and Crick, Althorp Park and Church Brampton) are now closed. Since the closure of Althorp Park station in 1960, Long Buckby has been the nearest station to Althorp, the family home of the Earls Spencer. In 1997 Long Buckby station was where the Prince of Wales and Princes William and 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.
Stagecoach runs a bus service [No 96] between Northampton and Rugby which stops outside the Peacock in the centre of the village near to the Library.
Stagecoach runs a bus service [D4] between Long Buckby and Daventry which includes stopping points opposite and adjacent to Long Buckby Library and Long Buckby Rail Station.
Please ask in the Library for information on times and assistance with bus pass registration.
As the population of our village continues to expand there are a number of taxi companies servicing Long Buckby, particularly our rail station and the surrounding villages. Please look out for further information coming soon to our website and do visit the Library for assistance.