Corby's new railway station links the town with central London is just over 60 minutes - shorter than some tube journeys within the capital itself.
It's opening in 2009 ended Corby's unenviable claim of being the largest town in Europe without a train service. Now, with hourly trains running 7 days a week, connection to London and Europe could not be easier.
In the first 100 days of the new service, more than 30,000 passengers travelled to or from the station with 7 out of 10 passengers using Corby station traveling to or from the capital and far exceeds initial projections for the station.
Whether using the station for leisure or business, the train service is now bookable online via East Midlands Trains.
A new, high-quality business zone incorporating town centre living is earmarked for land surrounding the station itself. Corby Borough Council, NNDC and other partners are bringing forward an initial masterplan for the Central Business Park which will provide 23 hectares of mixed uses, i.e. FE College, offices and housing.