Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
St Noets in 2014
St Neots railway station with a East Coast train on the up fast in 2014
First Capital Connect class 365522 in platform 1 at St Neots on a Peterborough train on the 5th of August 2014.
First Capital Connect class 365519 in platform 4 at St Neots on a London Kings Cross train on the 5th of August 2014
St Neots railway station is on the East Coast Main line between Huntingdon and Sandy. The station has four platforms. The two outer platforms (slow lines) were used by First Capital Connect in August 2014 for the Great Northern Route local trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough. East Coast trains and Hull trains and Grand Central run non stop through the middle fast lines platforms.
The New Footbridge and lifts dominate the station. There are ticket barriers on the footbridge. To the western side of the station is a large car park.
Since 2014 'Great Northern' has taken over these First Capital Connect services.
St Noets in 2002
St Neots railway station in 2002 with a West Anglia Great Northern (WAGN) class 317 399 coming into the station on a train to Kings Cross
'West Anglia Great Northern' (WAGN) class 365522 at St Neots in 2002.
St Neots railway station is on the East Coast Main line between Huntingdon and Sandy. The station has four platforms. The two outer platforms (slow lines) were used by 'West Anglia Great Northern' in 2002 for the Great Northern Route local trains between Kings Cross and Peterborough.
'WAGN' never repainted the class 365 EMUs.
'First Capital Connect' took over from 'WAGN'. Then in August 2014 'Great Northern' took over the First Capital Connect services
Most East Coast Main Line trains in 2002 were run by 'GNER' running non stop through the middle fast lines platforms.
St Neots Signal box
The signal box now closed was just to the south of the railway station at St Neots , like nearly all the other boxes on the East Coast Main Line it has now gone. The Great Northern box was of type 1A and of wooden constuction. It was opened on the 20th of April 1898 as St Neots South, to replace an box, which had been made in 1877.
This signal box was named St Neots south, till it took over the control of all of the St Neots station in 1925. This was when the North box was closed. this box, then became just St Noets. It was closed on 10th December 1977. Note the large brick chimney together with a stove pipe for the stove, it must have been a nice warm box
This signal box went when Peterborough power box took over this part of the ECML controling the new colour light signals and points.
The next signal box north of St Noets I have a photo of is Offord
Page updated 5/11/2018
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