Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Huntingdon station from the A14 flyover in BR days.
Huntingdon station be for it was remodelled much like is was in steam days be for the overhead wirescame to Huttingdon. these photos were taken around 1976.This view was taken from the flyover on the A14. There was a lay-by near the bridge and a lot lest traffic befor the A14 between the A1 and the M6 was opened.
The photo above shows the old layout with the island platform and the old footbridge. Huntingdon No1 signal box is at the top right hand of the photo. The car park was in part of the coal yard. I think these photos were taken at the weekend as the car park is not full.
This page is about Huntingdon railway station in the 1970s be for the wires came and the layout was changed, with the two fast lines and two platforms, on the up and down slow lines, was quite a different station.
Like Peterborough Huntingdon did not have the amount of commuters that it has today. It was only after the wires came and a far better service of trains,together with the many new houses at Hutingdon and Peterborough and the number of cars now on the roads that the number of rail commuters has got bigger.
This view was taken also from the A14 flyover and shows the down side of Huntingdon station with the old GNR goods shed and the many building that made a goods yard in the old days. All this is now part of the car park. The island platforms canopy roof can be seen a the bottom of the photo.
The main station building and entrance to Huntingdon station with a BR Rail Express Parcel van parked at the entrance
These signals at the north end of the Huntingdon station were under the flyover after that was built. The A14 traffic had gone though Huttingdon on what is now the inter ring road. The GNR bridge was later rebuilt for the new track layout. The signals were also to go when the Peterborough Power box took over control of this part of ECML from Sandy to Stoke tunnel.
Huntingdon staion with a DMU to Kings Cross
Class 31 128 leaving Huttingdon station for Peterborough.
Huntingdon staion with a 3 car DMU
Alterations to Huntingdon station
The alterations to Huntingdon station for the over head wires were quite large. The layout of the station was changed, with two fast lines and two platforms, one the up slow part of which was new and on down slow line all new. The down and up goods yards went replaced with car parks and this made for quite a different station.
Like Peterborough Huntingdon did not have the amount of commuters that it has today. It was only after the wires came and a far better service of trains, together with the many new houses that have been built at both Hutingdon and Peterborough. Houses are a lot cheaper than in iner London, so the number of commuters has kept getting bigger and bigger.
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 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.
from 2014 'Geat Northern' and Thameslink took over the First Capital Connect services.
Next station on the ECML south of Huntingdon is St Noets
Next station on the ECML north of Huntingdon is Peterborough