Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Ely Railway Station
West Anglia Great Northern class 365520 EMU at Ely in 2002
Central Trains class 158859 in Ely station in 2002
Central Trains Class 170 on the level crossing at the north end of the station.
There was an low under bridge here for cars and small vans to the left of this photo. All lorrys and buses had to wait at this level crossing.
This crossing is now closed cars and still use the under bridge .Lorrys and cars can use the Southern bypass to the south of the station.
Central Trains class 170 514 in 2002in platform 1 at Ely station
WAGN class 3655525 and 153335 in Ely station in 2002
The town of Ely is in the fens to the north of Cambridge. Ely Cathedral towers above the town and the flat fen landscape.
Ely railway station is on the Great Eastern main line from Cambridge to Norwich, and the line to Kings Lynn. There is also a line to Ipswich and another line to March and Peterborough.
Anglia class 150237 comes into Ely in 2002
To the east of Ely is Ely North Junction at the small hamlet of Queen Adelaide were three railway 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.