uk railways 1970 till today: Melton Mowbray station


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The Leicester to Peterborough Railway Line

Melton Mowbray station


Leicester to Peterborough

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 About this railway station
Melton Mowbray station out side
Melton Mowbray station

Melton Mowbray station is on the line from Syston Junction to Peterborough. Most passenger trains are 170 or 158 units from Birmingham via Leicester to Peterborough March Ely and Cambridge and to Stanstead airport. Container trains and stone hoppers and Ballast are the main freight trains. The line is being made ready for the larger containers that are now moved on special containers wagons to be moved on the normal container wagons requiring bridges and line side signals to be raised or moved.


Melton Mowbray station is served in 2014 by CrossCountry who's class 170 make up most of the passenger trains To Birmingham and Cambridge and Standstead Airport.


East Midlands Trains now have direct London trains from Melton Mowbray and return trains in the evening from London by way of Corby and Kettering.  It was many years since Melton had a direct train without changing at trains at Leicester or Peterborough when these trains were re-started.


Central trains ran the passenger trains at Melton Mowbray be for Cross Country took over. The Midland Railway and then the LMS had run the trains be for BR.


Freight also comes by way of Melton to and from the line to Corby and Kettering which leaves the Peterborough line at Manton junction which is between Oakham and Stamford


Freight trains sometimes use the line Corby line to miss out Leicester. When the Corby steel works was open it used to make lots of traffic for this line with iron ore in and and finished steel trains out. There is only a odd steel coil train from Corby now.  Nothing is now left of the once huge steel making works at Corby.


The next  page on Melton Mowbray is 2003


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Melton Mowbray

About Melton Mowbray railways

Melton Mowbray in 2003
Melton Mowbray 2005
Melton Mowbray 2009
Melton Mowbray in 2012
 Melton Station signal box
Melton Mowbray in BR blue days