Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Ely Railway Station
2020 and 2002
'Queen Adelaide Junction'
EMR class 158 785 on Peterborough line at Queen Adelaide on 20th of May 2020
Great Northern class 387 124 on Kings Lynn line at Queen Adelaide on 20th of May 2020
Cross Country class 170 106 on Peterborough line at Queen Adelaide on 20th of May 2020
There was very few trains running with even less passengers on them because of the lock down.
To the east of Ely is Ely North Junction at the small hamlet of Queen Adelaide were three lines head out into the fens. The first junction is for March and the Peterborough line (there are no overhead wires on this line).
The Ely avoiding line or West Curve was built to save March/Norwich trains having to reverse in Ely station. Freight trains now only use this line, bar about one East Midland Railways passenger train a week.
Norwich to Nottingham and Liverpool now all stop at Ely and then return back to Ely North Junction The driver change ends on the class 170 and class 158s which are used on these services.)
Birmingham to Norwich passenger trains often with class 31s and mark ones used The Ely Avoiding line in the 1970/80s. These trains did not stop at Ely.
The Norwich line is next and is not wired.
The Department for Transport gave the go ahead to upgrade the Ely North Junction. The existing two single track leads onto the Kings Lynn and Norwich lines will be doubled. The signaling at these junctions is also be upgraded.
Two of the three level crossing at Queen Adelaide at Ely in 2020
Central Trains class 170 552 at Queen Adelaide on the line from Peterborough and March in 2002
West Anglia Great Northern Class 365525 at Queen Adelaide on the line from Kings Lynn in 2002
Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 Tangmere waits at a signal, on the Norwich line just outside of Qeen Adelaide with 'The Anniversary Fenman' on the 25th May 2013. The train was heading for Kings Lynn but would have to reverse back out of Ely station, with Tangmere then running tender first to kings Lynn after runing round its train in Ely station.
Next page is Littleport in 2013