Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Cambridge Railway Stations
around Cambridge '
Cambridge North Station Cambridge station
'Chesterton Junc' signal box was to the north of Cambridge.
This signal box opened in 1931 replacing a box opened in 1875. this box closed in 1984
Chesterton Juncton was the junction for the now closed St Ives to Cambridge railway Line. This railway line was closed when I took this photo but the track was still in place. The signal box was still in use on the main Cambridge to Ely line. The fate of the St Ives to Cambridge railway line was to take a long time. It is now a guided bus way. The signal box was closed in the 1980s. The guided bus way was not opened till 2011 which stops short of the main line railway.
A New brand new railway station opened on the 21st May 2017 called 'Cambridge North'
and has been built on what was the now closed large permanent way site that was just to the north of here on the line to Ely.
This new railway station called 'Cambridge North'
is the 2nd station at Chesterton, the last one having been closed in 1850, a mere 167 years ago. This station may have been a lttle bit early for the Cambridge Sceince Park! near by which it is hoped will bring lots of passengers.
Chesterton Junc signal box from the other end.
This box closed in 1984
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box was to the south of Cambridge were the line to Hitchin and Kings Cross leaves the line to Liverpool Street. The box opened in 1893 and closed in 1983
Shepreth Branch Junc signal box from the other end.
The Cambridge power box
replaced these and other signal boxes in and around Cambridge and and Ely around 1984 and the PSB will soon be going itself.
Next Page is Ely railway station in 2016