Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
2014 & 2009
'Hitchin station in 2014'
First Capital Connect class 365508 platform 2 and 365522 in platform 1 at Hitchin on Friday the 1st of August 2014.
A Moorgate to Letchworth train comes into Hitchin with First Capital Connect class 313039 on Friday 1st of August 2014.
A First Capital Connect train to Kings Cross in Hitchin station with class 321403 on Friday 1st of August 2014.
East Coast class 91112 on the down fast at Hitchin station on the 1st of August 2014.
Apart from of a coat of paint todays Class 91s and 3655s and 317s were still the main trains in 2014. Hitchin station has not changed that much in the last few years apart from the flyover for the Cambridge line trains at the North of the station.
National Express East Coast speeds though the station at Hitchin on the up fast line on Saturday 23th May 2009
National Express East Coast High Speed Train power car no.43315 is on the up fast at Hitchin also on Saturday 23th May 2009
Mainline Steam at Hitchin in 2009
On Saturday 23th May 2009 around 9am LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado came though Hitchin station on the down slow with a Cathedral Express from Kings Cross to York.
British Railways Standard Class 4-6-2 'Oliver Cromwell' at Hitchin in 2009
Also at Hitchin only about 1 hour later on the same Saturday morning BR Britannia class 4-6-2 no.70013 Oliver Cromwell was on the up slow at Hitchin, having just come off the Cambridge line.
This train is the 'Dorset Coast Express' (not as the Headboard states) which was also on Saturday 23 May 2009 and ran from Norwich to Eastleigh and Poole and return.
How many times do you get Two steam trains in one hour on the East Coast main line?
As well as two mainline steam tours there was even a Heritage diesel tour with top and tailed with two class 47s.
Class 47798 Prince William was also at Hitchin on Saturday 23th May 2009 on the Historic Canterbury From Doncaster to Canterbury West. The Tour Promoter of this train was Rail Tourer
West Coast Railways class 47786 Roy Castle OBE was on the rear of this train above on Saturday 23th May 2009.
West Anglia Great Northern class 365519 at Hitchin station on an up train to London in 2004.
GNER up train in 2004 at Hitchin railway station
West Anglia Great Northern class 365521 at Hitchin station on up fast in 2004.
West Anglia Great Northern class 317348 comes into Hitchin station on train to Cambridge in 2004
West Anglia Great Northern class 317348 comes into Hitchin station on train to London Kings cross station in 2004
Hitchin railway station is on the East Coast Main Line. There is a junction to Cambridge and Kings Lynn just to the north of the station
The local Great Northern EMUs of Class 365 or 317 or 321 stop at all stations with the local of peck trains between Peterborough and Hitchin. Then these trains will stop at just some of the stations south of Hitchin to Kings Cross. The local FCC Kings Lynn and Cambridge trains also stop here. Some of these trains speed though on the fast lines.
Today (2020) LNER runs the intercity trains taking over from Virgin East Coast who had taking over from East Coast. National Express East Coast (NXEC) also ran these trains and be for that it was GNER. These trains with used 91s ands HSTs and used the fast lines though Hitchin station. Today 2020 the Azuma's have taking most of the trains with HSTs now all gone.
A fly over for junction at the south of Hitichin station for the Cambridge line trains has now been built and is in use saving some of hold ups on the ECML.
Next station south on ECML is Stevenage