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Long Buckby railway station is a small railway station that serves the village of Long Buckbymarker in Northamptonshiremarker, Englandmarker. The station is 15 km (9½ miles) north west of Northamptonmarker.

The station is served by London Midland services to Birmingham New Streetmarker and Northamptonmarker, on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Linemarker. For inter-city services (Virgin Trains), passengers should change at Rugbymarker, the next station westbound.

Long Buckby is the nearest station to the town of Daventrymarker, about 7.5 km (4.5 miles) away.

The station was one of a number built on the Northampton-Rugby stretch in the 19th century. All the others were closed in the 1960s.

Services

There are 2 trains per hour each way on the London Midland service between Northamptonmarker and Birmingham New Streetmarker. Every other service runs to / from London Eustonmarker. , the station has a part-time ticket office.

On Sundays the station is served hourly by the Birmingham to Northampton Service although it does not run beyond Northampton. It is also served by an hourly London Euston to Rugbymarker fast London Midland service. Every 2 hours this service runs to Crewe railway stationmarker via Tamworth and Stoke on Trent. (This service runs hourly Monday - Saturday but does not call at Long Buckby.)

Other

Long Buckby station had a brief moment of fame in 1997 when, as the nearest stop to Althorp, it was the final stop on the journey by the Prince of Wales and his two sons during the funeral of the Princess of Wales, and was seen on television screens across the world as they got off the train. Prince Charles and his sons took a different route to Althorp using Brington Road as the rest of the Royal Family and guests drove through the village of Long Buckby leaving the village via East Street to follow the main road to Northampton on which Althorp lies.

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