Market Harborough New Station
This in itself would open up more of the countryside for railway travel by providing a link between the lines from Rugby to Stamford, and Blisworth to Peterborough. The line had a staggered history, particularly in its final years. It was first closed to passenger traffic on 4 th January but was reopened to through traffic on the 6 th January It was closed again on 1 st May and reopened on 10 th July Brixworth Station looking north towards Market Harborough.
This station closed on 4th January This station closed on 5th June On 15th August , the group organised a special train to run from Northampton to Market Harborough and back.
People gathered at the old station sites, bridges and crossings to see the last British Rail train on the line that had given years of service.
The next day the line closed to all traffic. Northamptonshire County Council purchased the line from British Rail and converted it into a linear country park and cycle way from just outside Northampton to just outside Market Harborough.
A safety fence has been installed to separate the track from the footpath.
This initial section of line is located between Bridge 11 and Bridge In the first passenger train crossed the restored Bridge 13 since its closure by British Railways in The southern extension to Boughton Crossing is the current focal point for extending the railway, where planning permission has been received, track laid and a new station platform is being built. It is hoped this will open at some point during Other future projects include new permanent station buildings at Pitsford and Brampton and Boughton.
Progress at Boughton as of September This photo shows the view looking south, towards the A Welford Road visible in the distance , which was the site of the original Boughton Crossing.
Restrictions on new level crossings and future planned highway improvements prevent us going any further south. History Of The Line.
The Beginning. Crowds gather at the official re-opening of the NLR on 31st March