Kettering railway station serves the town of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England. It lies to the south-west of the town centre, on the Midland Main Line, 71 miles (115 km) north of London St. Pancras and is served primarily by semi-fast East Midlands Trains Class 222 "Meridian" trains, with some HSTs at peak times.
Through fares were made available from 68 UK towns and cities to Paris, Brussels and other destinations in France and Belgium in late 2007, which must be booked through Eurostar.
Commuters to London enjoy a high frequency of trains to the capital in the morning and evening peak, with a train running (occasionally non-stop) every twenty minutes. The fastest journey takes 45 minutes.
As of late 2009 Kettering is a Penalty fare station: a valid ticket or Permit to travel must be shown on request.
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