We will be carrying out improvement works at Wellingborough station from July 2019 to Spring 2020 as part of the Midland Main Line upgrade.

The work at Wellingborough station includes, constructing a new platform 4 and extending existing platforms. As part of our work we will also be refurbishing canopies, the goods shed and install a steel platform on the former track bed within the shed to create a through-route for passengers from platform 1.

In addition, we will also be taking the opportunity to improve the station lighting, CCTV and public announcement systems at Wellingborough Station.

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.

We have worked closely on this project with, the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Historic England and the Railway Heritage Trust to plan these upgrades sympathetically given the stations rich history.

Station history

Wellingborough Station and Goods Shed are statutorily listed separately Grade II. The main station building was designed by C.H. Driver and opened in 1857 as part of the Midland Railway’s extension south from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. Attached to it is the last remaining example of the elaborate cast-iron canopies Driver designed for stations on this route. This was extended south by two bays in similar style in the 1870s.

To find out if our work at Wellingborough Station or the wider Midland Main line Upgrade will affect your journey, please visit the Midland Main Line upgrade website.

Contact us

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