Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
'2004 and 2014'
'Sandy railway station in 2004'
GNER HST on the down fast at Sandy station in 2004
WAGN class 365520 on the down fast at Sandy station in 2004
WAGN 365507 on down all stations Hitchin to Peterborough stopping train.
A Hull Trains class 170 on the down fast at Sandy station in 2004
WAGN 365513 comes into Sandy railway station in 2004
Sandy in 2014
First Capital Connect class 365523 in the new colours comes into platform 1 at Sandy railway station on Tuesday 29nd of July 2014.
First Capital Connect Class 365536 on the down fast on the 29th of July 2014 still in the old colours.
First Capital Conect class 321418 in platform 2 at Sandy station on a train to Peterborough on 29th of July 2014.
East Coast class 91111 still in silver grey on the down fast just to the south of Sandy station 29th of july 2014
This class 91111 was named "For the Fallen" at Kings Cross station on the 7th of November in 2014 by the then Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin. 2014 marked 100 years since the 1st World War had started in 1914. The Class 91 now has red poppies and images and stories and tributes to regiments and people who served in them across the East Coast route.
The out side of Sandy station from the car park
Only the local First Capital Conect all stations between Peterborough and Hitchin trains stop at Sandy in 2014 and some of the rush hour First Capital Conect trains. Today ( May 2016) these trains are run by Great Northern. This station was remodelled in the late 1970s with the two fast though lines added though the middle of the station.
Sandy station is on the ECML between Huntingdon and Biggleswade. Sandy station used to have four platforms which only two were for the ECML these were also the main though lines.
When the local stopping trains were in the station, this blocked the main line. The station was remodelled in the 1970s and four tracks were put in. The two fast lines were put in between the two slow lines and the up platform was dug up, and a new one made. The down platform remained in place as did the main station building.The signals were all changed, with new colour lights replacing the old ones and of course the overhead wires were put in.
Sandy station building from the up platform
Sandy station used to have trains from the Bedford to Cambridge line till these line was closed.
These lines had there own platforms next to the main line ones.
The old platforms here were quite short with the Peterborough trains of class 31s and mark one stock in the rush hour longer than the platform, with passengers being told to use only certain of the coaches to get off at Sandy
There are now four tracks at Sandy railway station The two outside tracks (Slow lines) are used for its platforms. These were used by WAGN and then 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 stopped here.
Since 2014 'Geat Northern' has taken over the First Capital Connect services.
Page uploaded 5/11/2018
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