Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
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Huntingdon after the station changed in BR days
Class 55017 on the down fast at Huntingdon staion.
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.
Class 55017 Tulyer on the down slow leaving Huntingdon staion at Huntingdon staion.
Class 317 344 in platform 3 with a Huntingdon only train
Class 317 350 in platform 3 at Huntingdon with a Peterborough train
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.
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
Page updated 3/11/2018
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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