Trains to Wellingborough

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Wellingborough is a large market town of Northamptonshire. The town was originally established in the Saxon period and was granted a royal market charter in 1201, by King John of England. Visitors arriving by train to the town, will be able to see that the older town is located on the flanks of the hills above the River Nene, this is due to the frequent flooding, the town was built above the floodplain-level. Businesses operating within the town include motorsport, high performance engineering, distribution, engineering, environmental technology, renewable energy, digital and creative media, financial and business services, and global brands. In recent years the town has recorded a growing commuter population for its strategical location along the Midland Main Line railway, that runs InterCity trains to London St Pancras International station. Train tickets to Wellingborough can be purchased online or at the train station prior departure. To benefit from early booking discounts, passengers are advised to book railway tickets in advance.

Wellingborough railway station lies on the Midland Main Line. It is 65 miles (104 km) from London St. Pancras. Most of the train services operated by East Midlands Trains run direct trains to London St Pancras International, departing from Wellingborough railway station. Trains have a 30 minutes frequency and the average journey time is around 55 minutes. East Midlands Trains also operates  services to Bedford, Luton, Kettering, Corby, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield and Leeds. Faster East Midlands Trains services from and to Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby run through Wellingborough during peak hours. Interchanges with faster services can be caught at Leicester and St Pancras. Meridian trains offer hourly  services to either Nottingham via Leicester or to Corby via Kettering. On peak time, one Nottingham services is extended to start and finish at Lincoln via Newark and one Corby service goes to and from Melton Mowbray. During the weekend one train per day connects Wellingborough to York, that in the summer period extends to Scarborough.

Wellingborough train station entrance is on Midland road. It is equipped with the following facilities available to travellers: a ticket office, self-service ticket machines and toilets located outside the station. There is an easy- access toilet on platform 1, bike racks and two car parks located outside the train station.

Wellingborough station lies on the eastern edge of this quaint market town, it offers easy access to the big city. Trains to London St Pancras International reach the capital in less than an hour, carrying commuters from the immediate neighbourhood as well as from the nearby villages of Higham Ferrers, Irchester, Rushden and Wollaston. The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 travellers arriving at this station find much of the original building. The station has a
charming redbrick exterior. Wellingborough is a picturesque town offering numerous shopping opportunities to its visitors, from high street and independent shops located in the town centre, to Swansgate and Rushden Lakes Shopping Centres. The town offers numerous cultural attractions ranging from Wellingborough Museum, The Castle Theatre offering regular theatre performances and film screenings. Family oriented activities include visiting Irchester Country Park, an adventure course with zip lines, a play area and a network of trails immersed in a 200-acre woodland area. Stanwick Lakes a 750-acre site offers children's activities, nature education services and crafts courses. Sywell Country Park is lakeside park with a playground, trails and butterfly garden to entertain the little ones, and a café offering snacks and refreshments. Located nearby Wellingborough visitors can visit The Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. Start planning your journey to visit Northamptonshire. Cheap train tickets to Wellingborough can be purchased if booked in advance.