Orton Mere Station is an ideal point to either join the train or stop off at whilst travelling. It has an adjacent free car park for visitors.
Within easy walking distance are lakes and the River Nene, which are ideal for a gentle stroll or for taking photos of the local bird population. Some Saturdays & Sundays you will also see model radio controlled boats in action on one of the lakes. Less than five minutes walk takes you to a local sculpture park and rowing lake.
The station itself has two platforms with most services departing from platform one unless there are special events taking place. It’s open every day at weekends when passenger services are running and serves a variety of cold snacks and hot or cold drinks.
The passing loop is often used by work-trains at weekends and a variety of freight wagons can sometimes be seen behind the works services.
To the east of the station is Longville Junction and the Fletton branch, this is the railways link to the main national railway network. Visiting locomotives can be photographed as they often pause at the station before proceeding on to Wansford.