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Huntingdon in 2006
 
First Capital Connect 365528 at Huntingdon station
 
First Capital Connect 365528 at Huntingdon station on the 18th June 2006 with an all stations to Hitchin train to London Kings Cross station.
 
West Anglia Great Northern and First Capital Connect
 
West Anglia Great Northern to give its full title was the train operating company that from 1994 till 2006 ran the Great Northern commuter services from Peterborough though Huntingdon as well as trains from Kings Lynn and Cambridge to London Kings Cross.
 
Most of the Great Northern local services and commuter services from Peterborough to Kings Cross were  in 2006 run with 365s EMUs together with some 307s and 321s
 
WAGN was owned by Prism Rail but was taken over by the National Express Group.From the 1st April 2004 it became part of "One", It then called itself WAGN instead of West Anglia Great Northern
 
First Capital Connect Class 317 340
 
First Capital Connect Class 317 340 in June 2006
 
As from the 1st April 2006 First Capital Connect took over from WAGN these Great Northern commuter services from Peterborough. This must be a First Capital Connect train, but has yet to be re-painted
 
About the class 365
 
These four car class 365's use 25kV AC from Overhead wires . These EMUs have 4 motors at 1,256kW power with a 100 mph top speed. Class 365's are used on the Peterborough to Kings Cross and the Cambridge and King Lynn trains from Kings Cross. The class 365's were built at Bombardier. Transportation at Derby in and around the years1994-1995.
 
 
Huntingdon railway station is on the East Coast Main line. There are now four tracks at this station with Huntingdon railway station using the two outside tracks (Slow lines) for its platforms. These were used by WAGN and First capital Connect for the Great Northern Route trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough. GNER trains ran non stop through the middle fast lines platforms.
 
The First Capital Connect all stations local trains between Peterborough and Hitchin to Kings Cross trains all stop here.
 
Since 2014 'Geat Northern' has taken over the First Capital Connect services.
 
 GNER HST with a down train on the down fast though Huntingdon station 2006
 
GNER HST with a down train on the down fast though Huntingdon station in 2006.
 
GNER up train on the up fast though Huntingdon station 2006.
 
GNER up train on the up fast though Huntingdon station 2006.
 
GNER HST with a down train on the down fast though Huntingdon station 2006
 
GNER HST with a down train on the down fast though Huntingdon station in 2006.
 
 
GNER up train on the up fast though Huntingdon station 2006.
 
GNER up train on the up fast though Huntingdon station 2006.
 
The station was altered at Huntingdon around 1977. This was to make it ready for the overhead electric wires. The first electric train to Huntingdon, was in 1986.
 
(The wires were not ready above Huntingdon for trains to Peterborough till around1987)
 
When the station was altered at Huntingdon two fast lines were put in between the platforms. The down platform is new with just a wooden waiting shelter. The old down platform was were the fast lines are now.
 
Huntingdon railway station today.
 
 
Huntingdon railway station is on the East Coast Main line. There are now four tracks at this station with Huntingdon railway station using the two outside tracks (Slow lines) for its platforms. These were used by WAGN and then First capital Connect for the Great Northern Route trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough.
 
The First Capital Connect all stations local trains between Peterborough and Hitchin to Kings Cross trains all stopped here.
 
Since 2014 'Geat Northern' has taken over these First Capital Connect services.
 
GNER ran most of its trains non stop through the middle fast lines platforms as did National Express East Coast . East coast was next with Virgin East Coast taking over from them and running these main line trains (2016.)
 
Next station on the ECML south of Huntingdon is St Noets
 
Next station on the ECML north of Huntingdon is Peterborough
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Today Virgin  East Coast, GBRF and Great Northern are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More