Alterations to Huntingdon station
The alterations to Huntingdon station ready for the over head wires were quite large. The layout of the station was changed, with two fast lines added. Platforms in the new layout are, one on the up slow only part of which was new. A new platform on the down slow line and a bay on the up side. 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 station be for it was remodelled was much like is was in steam days .
In the photos below this platform has all been removed.
Class 47522 gets away from the new down platform at Hutingdon station.
In the photo above the old island platform and the old footbridge have gone replaced with a new down platform and a new foot bridge. There is also a new platform on the up side at the southern end. There is only one fast line in place. There are also new colour lights.
Class 47522 was given the name Doncaster Enterprise and painted in a LNER-style apple green livery at a Doncaster Works open day in October 1987. This class 47 was not one of those saved and was cut up in 2000
An up Cravens DMU from Peterborough coming into the down platform at Huntingdon during the work.
Only the south end of the up platform was in use at this time.
A down train with a class 47 on what will become I think the up fast at Huntingdon station.
Two class 47s on the down fast
Class 55 Alcicon in the up platform with one of the new signals
After the Deltic had gone, the up platform and the bay, with the A14 bridge behind.
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.
WAGN then First Capital Connect and now Great Nothern and Thamslink trains stop here.local trains between Peterborough and Hitchin to Kings Cross trains all stop here. The Thames link trains to South London have got off to bad start from May 2008 but I think most will stop here.
Since 2014 'Geat Northern' has taken 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