Our concept for a reimagined Long Buckby railway station, with better services, step-free access and links direct to Daventry.
The ‘Daventry Gateway’ concept is to recognise and maintain the current Long Buckby station usage as a railhead for Daventry, but rename and substantially enhance it. It involves a number of major upgrades at Long Buckby railway station.
The Upgrades ⬆️
- Step-free access.
- Appropriate car park charging.
- EV chargers introduced in the station car park to encourage sustainable travel.
- A new station building being erected with toilets, a café, ticket office with longer opening hours, a number of ticket machines, and waiting areas.
- Service extensions to minimise need for Daventry passengers to change twice at both Daventry Gateway and Northampton/Rugby.
Depending on the options taken forward from the draft West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan, Long Buckby itself may see significant residential development centred around the current station site.
Very Light Rail 🚈
A new Very Light Rail link between Daventry Town and Daventry Gateway would be introduced. This would require a separate platform.
The operation of this would be analogous to the very popular “Stourbridge Shuttle”. Extremely good ease and timing of interchange would be essential for this to succeed. This would require either (or both) timetabling of the shuttle to coincide and wait for key services, or high enough frequency of shuttle services for interchange time to be insignificant.