We are continuing improvement work at Kettering station until the end of 2020 as part of the Midland Main Line upgrade
The work includes extending platforms 1,2,3 and 4 and trimming back to platform canopies to accommodate electrified overhead wires.
This will allow longer trains with more seats and bi-mode trains powered by electricity to call at the station in the future – benefitting passengers, the environment and people living close to the railway.
In addition, we will also be taking the opportunity to improve the station lighting, CCTV and public announcement systems at Kettering Station.
We have worked closely on this project with Kettering Borough Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Historic England and the Railway Heritage Trust to plan these upgrades sympathetically given the stations rich history.
As part of our work we will also be refurbishing canopies and reinstating some lost architectural details based on historic drawings of the station.
The original Kettering Station, with its single platform designed by Charles Henry Driver in 1857, was demolished and replaced in the late 1890's.
Midland Railway architect Charles Trubshaw closely reflected Driver's original design, with two types of canopy; Platforms 2, 3 and 4 have cast iron canopies with an ornate iron fascia. Platform 1 features a steel hipped ridge-and-furrow canopy in keeping with the later station building and of a type common to the railway network of the day.
To find out if our work at Kettering Station or the wider Midland Main line Upgrade will affect your journey, please visit the Midland Main Line upgrade website.
If you have any questions or require further information about any Network Rail work get in touch with us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.