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Huntingdon North No1 signal box
 
Huntingdon No1 signal box
 
Huntingdon North No1 signal box
 
This wooden signal box was at the southern end of Huntingdon station on the up side. This box went when Peterborough power box took over this part of the ECML controling the new colour light signals and points after the station was altered at Huntingdon around 1977.
 
This signal boxes days were nearly over when I took this photo.
 
There was also a signal box at the northern end of the Huntingdon station which was called Huntingdon North No.2 signal box
 
 
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.
 
 
Next station on the ECML south of Huntingdon is St Noets
 
Next station on the ECML north of Huntingdon is Peterborough
 
Huntingdon railway station
 
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 . Now Great Northern and Thameslink for its Great Northern Route trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough. GNER trains ran non stop through the middle fast lines platforms.Then National Express East Coast .Then East Coast, then Virgin East Coast, now in 2018 LNER has taken over..
 
WAGN then 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'
 
Now in 2008 Thameslink services to Horsham and Gatwick Airport now use London St Pancras International with the new class 700  tese share who add to these services at Huntingdon with 12 coach trains. Greatern Northern services use Kings Cross.
 
The new timetable since May 2018  has been a right mess. Trains have been canceled or run late. Hopefully in October 2018 the timetable (Which has had about 3 changes? ) is getting better. Drivers who were not all re-trained on the tracks south of or in London in time on the new services or trained to drive trains or both is given as the cause.
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, signal boxes, wagons any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
 
Today LNER 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